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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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pieces: Celebrating Textiles at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay today

Had a great day at the Pieces event today. And I saw Britta there!

A selfie with myself and Britta.
I demonstrated free form hand quilting, and showed off my Syncopation quilt that was exhibited at QuiltCon, and several of my recent colour theory pieces, from this week's blog postings. The interest in my hand quilting was gratifying and it was a fun day.

With my "Syncopation" quilt at QuiltCon in February 2015.

A hand quilted mug mat in complimentary colours of blue and orange.
Highlights: of the day Charlotte Kwon's talk, "Waiting for the Monsoon",  about Maiwa's work with artisans in India, Leanne Prain's talk about yarn bombing and embroidery and story telling through textiles, meeting Morgan of Thread Theory, and interacting with all the people interested in stitching and fabric.

Leanne Prain's latest book, "Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles".

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