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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hand quilting the Venetian Tiles quilt

I machine stitched in the ditch along the continuous horizontal, vertical and diagonal seam lines to start the quilting. Then I bound the edges which I always do before I begin hand quilting, as it makes the hand quilting so much more enjoyable and keeps the quilt in good condition during all the handling. I decided to hand quilt in straight lines inside each square. Here I go . . .

I used a wool batting which is a dream for hand quilting. 

I am using the smaller needles on the outside edges, numbers 8 and 9.

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