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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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hand quilted placemats

Part of the swag bag at QuiltCon was sets of charm squares. Clearly the object was to promote several fabric lines. The colours and patterns were not really to may taste, but too good to discard. I decided to combine this pattern/colour set with Osnaburg and natural linen to make a set of placemats and a table runner. I hand quilted with #8 perle cotton. I enjoy the contrast between the patterned and plain fabrics, and between the fabric textures.

The set of 6 placemats and the long narrow table runner.
Detail of the hand quilting.

A back view shows the hand quilting on the Osnaburg fabric backing, the hand stitched linen binding, and my stamp.

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