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Monday, February 24, 2014

Common Threads Indigo quilt Project

Last Friday night, February 21, 2014, was the grand reveal for the Common Threads Indigo Quilt project in the Parish Hall at Christ Church Cathedral.

The hall looked amazing - the quilts were wonderful, and huge kudos to Sheila and Thomas for having the vision and energy to pull it off!

There was music, food, blessings and celebrations.  There was a ribbon cutting,
Cutting the ribbon
everyone involved circled the hall, the red ribbon went all around, and we all got to cut the ribbon, and save a piece
and even a song to commemorate the event.

Here are a sampling of some of the quilts.  This is a permanent display in the Parish Hall, so the next time you are in downtown Vancouver, BC see if you can't spare a few minutes to go to Christ Church Cathedral, and take a look around.

Fraser Valley wall 1
left by Paul K, right by me
Fraser Valley wall 2
left by Sheila Wex, right by Terry Aske

RippleRipple label

north shoreNorth shore label

Hearts and Hands
Blocks made by children and families, pieced by Thomas Roach, quilted by Lauren Tolhurst
Howe Sound 1
By Heather Davies
Howe Sound 2
by Elsie Sands
Community ThreadsCommunity Threads Label

Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of all the labels, but have added the information that I know, or could make out, and will edit as I get more information.

Have you participated in a community quilt project?  I would love to hear about it!

Happy quilting!


M-R Charbonneau said...

That is so cool! The quilts are gorgeous. Each so unique, yet they work together beautifully. Thanks for sharing them, Janet. Very inspiring!

elle said...

Amazing! What a terrific display. Yes, We did individual pieces, page size, representing the town for the centennial.

Beth said...

The quilts are so amazing!!! I love the red ribbon going through them all. What a wonderful project. The beautiful quilts will be enjoyed by many and for a long time.

sherry said...

wow what i wonderful show...well done

Nicole Hannah said...

It just killed me to not be there on Friday. Congratulations to you, Thomas and Shiela, and all the other artists.

I will look forward to seeing them all in person; I'll be there as soon as my sister's baby comes and I'll have reason to be in Vancouver!

MariQuilts said...

So beautiful!!

Gina said...

Gorgeous quilts and what a great idea for the hall! I look forward to seeing them one day when I get to Vancouver.

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely love those colors and the quilts! What a fabulous project.

Vicki Miller said...

These are all gorgeous. What a great instsllation. I will be sure to pop in next time I am there, lol. Thanks for the pictures. It is worth seeing!

Maggi said...

What a beautiful exhibition. Would so love to see it for real.