Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.
Community School Art Show at the Denman Island Arts Centre
This quilt was created by Barb Mortell, a wonderful quilter and designer, working with the school children. They made either a self portrait, or depicted a favourite pet or toy. Barb has been teaching the colour classes to our local quilting group. The community is lucky to have such a talented and generous artist.
Detail of the quilt showing a self portrait.
A wonderful stuffed creature. I love the way the baby is snuggled on the tummy.