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Friday, 8 October 2010

Star Quilts

Yesterday saw the close of the 2010 Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention National Conference which took place in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from October 4-7. Conference organizers had commissioned members of the Mayflower Quilt Guild for the creation of ten small star quilts all using the same pattern and some key colours. I had shown snippets of mine on this blog as I worked on it, but the full quilt may now be shown. The piece finished at 18" square.The Star Quilt is a First Nations tradition, given to someone at a time in their life when they achieve an accomplishment. These quilts were presented to the keynote speaker as well as volunteers. It was a unique and meaningful gift and I applaud the organizers for coming up with the idea to use quilts made by Nova Scotian quilters. Mine was quilted using Invisifil thread, the first time I had used it, and I am very pleased with the results this lovely, fine thread produces. The feathery circles quilted in the corner of the stars are meant to resemble dream catchers.

Yesterday a box of beautiful Benartex fabrics in luscious spring colours arrived. These fabrics will be shown at Fall Market in Houston later this month. With luck, there may be a star or two in this box also...

3 comments:

  1. The star quilt is so perfectly made!! The FMQ is fabulous! WOW!

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  2. Karen, that's just lovely. Well done.
    A.R.

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  3. Oh my lovely as usual and you are so right it is wonderful to have the gifts come from Nova Scotia made by Nova Scotians.

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