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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Life and the creative process are about the journey, not the destination. I love working with colour and texture and can get totally 'lost' in the creative process. Variety keeps my creative juices flowing. We are currently traveling full time in a 40' motorhome and bouncing between visits with a son in Albuquerque NM and a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Calgary AB. In between we are busy exploring this great continent on which we live. It's a challenge working from my mobile studio but I am using our travel time to learn new skills and refine existing ones.

Monday, May 24, 2010

One of my Favorite Quilts!

I just found this really neat site for an on-line quilt festival and thought I would post an entry. There is a first time for everything!

My entry is the wedding wall quilt that I made for my son and daughter-in-law a few years ago. Under the guise of making a scrapbook for them, I asked them both write the story of how they met and under another pretence got a copy of some of their digital photographs. Where I didn't have photos, I used logos or paper pieced suitable blocks. Because New York City figured large in their story, I even created a map of Central Park, where my son proposed, and pieced a New York skyline. One of the wedding party hung it at the reception so guests could see it while waiting for their photos to be taken. When the bride and groom returned, they were amazed at my 'story board'. I used the 'attic windows' concept to unite the blocks and provide a 'window' into their memories.

The pictures aren't the best, but all that I have.

Here are some detail shots.


  1. Such a cool idea for a memory quilt. Love the concept - the individual blocks are awesome and the quilt as a whole is quite stunning.

  2. Very beautiful quilt work !

  3. Wonderful memory quilt. Love it!


  4. stunning quilt!! my son and his family are in new york state right now and my dil loves new york city--had to send the hot link for this. what a lovely gift!!

  5. What a fabulous quilt! Wonderful concept, and I love the way you told the story using attic windows.

  6. This is really lovely. I'm sure it will be charished forever. ann