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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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memory quilt

Our local quilt group is making a memory quilt for a senior lady on our island, the mother of one of our group. Others made the blocks and sandwiched, and I offered to quilt it. I had a *lot* of tension issues. I tried to use pale pink serger thread, and at first it worked, and then it did not. I did way too much unpicking. The same serger thread in an ivory colour works just fine on my own quilts-as-you-go project, so I never did figure it out. I finally switched to a grey cotton thread, tweaked the bottom bobbin tension, and then it was fun and efficient. Tomorrow I deliver it to Ann to do the binding.
Quilting all finished.

Block and border detail.

The back of the quilt. The backing is a polished cotton, and I suspect that may have led to some of the tension issues.

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