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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 25, 2013

More art quilts - the Baynes Sound and Denman Point series

Moon Over the Mountain quilts

Baynes Sound is the body of water directly in front of our house. It is a channel between the west side of Denman Island and the east side of Vancouver Island. I take lots of pictures because it is so beautiful at all seasons and times of the day.
This was an early morning in March just as the moon was setting. I used it for the model for my Moon Over the Mountain wall quilts.

Winter sunset looking west..

Winter scene looking south.

Winter scene looking north.

Denman Point looking north, February.

Denman Point, February, looking at Vancouver Island.

Denman Point.

Snow in January.
Sunset, June 2013.
 Now I am working on three wall quilts that are not based on a single photograph, but gather the essence of these scenes.



Chain piecing 1 1/2 inch squares.

Pieced top, twenty by twenty-two 1 inch squares. Here pin basted with batting and linen backing.


Handkerchief linen backing.


Baynes Sound and Denman Point quilts under construction.

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