I am a male, I am a quilter, I have found passion, I am creative, I am inspired.......... I have found my people!
Corey Ralph, B. Mus, B. Ed, MBA, RMT
I have been an artist in one way or another since I was a small child. Growing up in the small fishing village Bellevue, 90 kms west of St. John's, NL, I was very lucky to be surrounded by inspiring natural beauty. Bellevue is a close-knit community of approximately 350 residents. As a child, I was part of the church choir and performed in Church and community concerts led by one of my most influential mentors and friends, Rosalind Pinsent.
My parents provided my two brothers and I with all the experiences necessary for an enriched upbringing. Dad taught us to be honourable young men and the
value of hard work. Mom taught us discipline, how to cook and how to be respectful. I am grateful for their continued love and support as I explore the things I love!
In 1999 I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Music (vocal performance) Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree. I spent nine years teaching in the public school systems in both Newfoundland and Alberta. In that time I worked with many talented students and staff in music and fine arts. In 2008, I completed a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. Upon completion of this program, I embarked to start a consulting company in the IT sector. The industry and work I have garnered has been consistent and financially rewarding....but I lack passion for the work!
Needing an outlet for my creative side, I found quilting in the fall of 2014. I was inspired to make my first quilt after seeing a quilt my mom had complete some years earlier. It was a pinwheel pattern, that she built with love and passion. When I arrived back in Alberta after a short visit back home, I visited Earthly Goods Quilting, met Patti, purchased fabric and the rest is history!