David Murray was born into an artistic family of 9 in Montreal, Quebec. Everyone in the
family was encouraged to experiment with their own creative instincts. David became interested in
working with wood and fabric at an early age through creating unique personalized gifts and mementoes.
One of his first projects was a sewing box created following a pattern in a magazine article.
As time when on, David's interest in working with his hands led him to furniture restoration.
It was not until after raising his own family that he became seriously involved in quilt making.
His first big quilting project was to prepare memory quilts for each of his five children.
From there, David has gone on to take courses in woodworking, furniture restoration, canning,
wood turning, wood carving, cloth dying and quilt making to improve his skills and broaden his
experience with different wood and fabric forms.
After retirement, there was more time to explore and create using a variety of media. Over time David
has slowly upgraded his workshop to enable him to undertake more and more challenging projects and
explore his interests. He has also designed and build unique items in response to custom requests.
He developed this website
www.customcrafts.ca to showcase what he has been able to accomplish as
he explores his creative side.
David has volunteered and worked with Helping With Furniture, Victoria Quilts Canada, Quilts of Valour,
Ottawa Artisans Guild, The Good Companions, Ottawa Police Chorus, Otty Lake Association, Old School
Builders, Mens Shed Perth, Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra and Men Of The Tay Chorus.
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