CQA/ACC has a mandate to promote quilters and quilt making in Canada; to increase membership in CQA/ACC and to raise funds for a worthwhile charity. To help in accomplishing this, they approached some award winning quilters from past Canadian National Juried Shows to see if they would be interested in participating, the idea being that there would be two quilt shows travelling around the country from January 2015 to May 2015, the quilts would all be for sale, but they would all be shown together at Quilt Canada 2015 in Lethbridge, Alberta before being sent off to their new owners. All proceeds raised would be going to - “The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada”. It just all sounded wonderful to me - I'm honoured to have been included based on my win last year for the quilting on my "Flowers for Cynthia", so I said a resounding YES!
The quilt had to be 12"x 16", portrait orientation and be based on the theme ‘It’s Time for Colour!’ I had a F8 bundle of hand dyed silks that had been curing for quite some time that I figured would be just the ticket.
|aren't they gorgeous?|
|narrowed my choices|
|some simple piecing then a little trapunto|
|the fun begins|
and here she is - Whirligig
If you are interested in joining CQA/ACC, I've got a permanent link on my sidebar now.