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Saturday, September 6, 2014

It’s Time for Colour!

Way back at the end of July, while I was back east visiting family (it feels so long ago now!), I received an invitation from the Canadian Quilters' Association (CQA/ACC) to participate in their first ever travelling quilt show.

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

all trimmed
the fun begins
 Yes, I am still having so much fun playing with long arm rulers with my sewing machine, I had to do a little more zen-like quilting!  Love the movement!


and here she is - Whirligig

Whirligig 8x10

Hanging sleeve and label then she's on her way - I'm looking forward to seeing them all on display!

If you are interested in joining CQA/ACC, I've got a permanent link on my sidebar now.

Happy quilting!


Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Really neat, Janet! I love the simple elegance of your piece. I think this show is a great idea and hope to see it during its' travels.

Denise Bongiovanni~ said...

That is a beautiful quilt for a beautiful cause! It's a win win for all! Thank you for sharing!


Leanne said...

It's fantastic! I love the elegance and simplicity of this and all the movement. I am still trying to decide what to make.

Beverly said...

I love this piece, Janet- clean and elegant, and your quilting is (as always) superb.

Calicojoan said...

Wooziers, that is spectacular. Nothing more satisfying than a little color in your life. Love the trapunto too!

sherry said...


Anonymous said...

That's really cool. I love the trapunto and the quilting. Are you coming to the Lethbridge show? Then I can meet you cause that's where I live, and my guild is hosting. :)


felicity said...

Janet, this is absolutely stunning. As usual. I particularly like the asymmetrical positioning of the whirl.

Renate said...

Oh how yummy! Congrats on the invitation. If these travelling quilts are for sale, I want to be first in line for this one!!! Love it, love it!!!

MariQuilts said...

I love how this turned out.....the quilting is fabulous!!!!

Kim S said...

I absolutely love it!!!

Chris said...

Wow Janet that's amazing. I have one of the curved rulers but need to get a thicker foot for the machine.
Good luck with the travelling exhibition - great fund raiser.

JB said...

What a well deserved honor. Sophisticated, elegant, eye catching, a real winner.

Peggy said...

Fabulous! No other words will do!

Maggi said...

Congratulations on being accepted. Your piece is stunning.

fiberobsession said...

How I love this! The colors, the design, the quilting, all magnificent.

Lynette said...

Hi! I found you from Rhianon's blog, and this project of yours is seriously enchanting me! I'm almost finished with my history thesis, and eagerly looking forward to going back to being an every-day quilter after so many months of stilted creative time. I've really been wanting to branch out and explore uses of colored threads on quilting. I'll need to add you to my blogroll. :D