Loretta Gould is a Mi’kmaq quilter and painter who loves bright, beautiful colors. She was born in 1976 and raised in Waycobah First Nation by her parents Annie Catherine and Joseph Googoo. In 1994, at 17, Loretta married Elliot Gould and raised six Children– Dakota, Shianne, Sipu, Phoenix, Ivy Blue, Montanna Sky.
Loretta was a quilter for about 15 years after seeing a quilt in a mall. She loved it very much but couldn’t afford to buy it, so she decided to take a shot at making one herself. In 2010 she began to make art quilts and has made a living with her quilting since then. She Doesn't Quilt Anymore Since the painting took over her life along with her family. Loretta’s quilts hang in Rolf Boulman’s art gallery “Friends United” in Cleveland, Cape Breton. Rolf asked her to try painting but she refused until her sewing machine broke in 2013. She’s been painting ever since. Her paintings sold in Germany, Finland, Toronto, Egypt and many more.
Loretta’s dream is to share her art around the world. It is a way to get her spiritual feelings on canvas. Her husband Elliot draws for her at times, and talk about what she's gonna paint next, and he also paints from time to time, Loretta adding her finishing touches. This is a good example of a family working together. Loretta is self taught in quilting and painting. She used cotton fabric for her quilts and acrylic paint for her canvases.
She Love Doing Art and being able to transfer on to clothing and for people to where proudly was her goal.