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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, June 19, 2012

Quilting Group Potluck Lunch

Each June our quilting group ends the season with a potluck lunch. We do some "show and tell"  and then we eat and visit.

Our quilting group - many members missing, but these are the folks who made it to the June 2012 lunch.

My "quilt in a box" from 2010/2011. Eleven quilters made 12 1/2 inch squares using my provided grey and white fabrics, and adding their own fabrics as desired. The red fabrics really made it all work! Then I did a twelfth square and put it all together with sashing and borders. I had a lot of fun with this, and loved making the mini-squares in the sashing and the border, where I used up little scraps. I call it my Newspaper Quilt, because it is 'black and white and red (read) all over".
The back of the Newspaper Quilt was pieced from black, red and grey fabrics. A fellow quilter says that she likes it enough to have it be the front of a quilt.

My Marble Mosaic Quilt will be a birthday gift for a very special friend.

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