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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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Advent Calendar "Counting the Days"

Detail of the calendar, showing the hooks and eyes for fastening up the flaps to reveal each date.


Last year none of my quilted advent calendars sold at the Christmas Craft Faire, I think because the fair was December 6 and 7, so the calendars were already a week past start time. This year I will be hanging the calendars in the local coffee shop before the end of November.
Here is a new one that I completed today.

The back of the quilted advent calendar.

The front of the calendar. This is my own original design. There are flaps for each date from the 1st to the 24th of December, with hooks and eyes to fix each date upright, to count down the days until Christmas.


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