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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, July 29, 2014

New quilt in process

I am working to get a new quilt finished in time for the Denman Island Studio Art Tour.
It is based on my concept of Sandy Island, known locally as Tree Island.

Arial view of Tree Island, just north of Denman Island.
The central motif of the quilt has been free motion quilted.

The narrow bands around the central motif have been quilted with seaweed patterns.

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