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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.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Denman Island Quilters first meeting of 2016

We had a wonderful meeting this morning, twenty-five quilters meeting and greeting and best of all, show and tell.
I had two quilts to show, my Blue Dreams quilt that I recently finished, and my Pink Roses quilt that I have been hand quilting through 100% cotton batting (don't do it - trust me, only wool batting for hand quilting!!!) off and on (more off than on) for about 7 years. Now that I have a 6 year old granddaughter, I have motivation to finish this lovely but very intense project. I am aiming for her eighth birthday, although one suggestion at the meeting this morning was to aim for her high school grad. We will see . . .



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