Sunday, June 13, 2010

preparing for Nancy Crow

I decided at the last minute to take the last spot in Nancy Crow's strips & stripes class at QBL this July. I am still using the information I learned at my last visit to her farm.

There is much preparation for one of Nancy's class. I reassessed my solid collection from previous and was happy to add to it by supporting my local quilt shop -The Ultimate Sewing Centre in Oshawa. I love this collection of bright warm fabrics. The orange and purple together are wonderful.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Greenbelt quilt is wonderful. It is currently on display at Queen's Park. It will also be show at the upcoming G20 & G8 meetings.

The video of the quilt construction can be seen here.

More photos here.

This is the entry in the book for my block. I hope you can read it

if not the entire book with all the blocks and their stories is available for download here (3.65KB)

It is wonderful to read the stories behind the quilt blocks.

It has been wonderful to play a small part in the great project.

Monday, February 22, 2010

bad bad blogger

for having neglected my blog. taking without obligation too far. but I'm back.
still creating- actually had a few large projects last year so I will try to keep up & catch up at the same time.
During that time I have realized the value of story. like the song says 'everyone's got a story'. and that is becoming more important to my work.
this is a 12" square I made for the Greenbelt Quilt of Possibilites to be unveiled at the Greenbelt 5th anniversary Celebration at the Royal Ontario Museum Wed Mar 3.

It was from a small family B&W photo of my Dad with his truck on the Holland Marsh. The cab of the trunk is from the photo enlarged & printed on fabric. I coloured it with inks. This truck was red but I remember our next truck which was larger and was green. the green monster is what my Dad called it.

I'm really please how it turned out and am looking forward to seeing it in the finished quilt.

good to be back