I was asked by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada if I would be willing to make a quilt that they could raffle off at their National Specialty Show in Calgary at the end of the month. This is what I made for them. I hope that they are able to raise a few dollars for their club. Of course I had to include a picture of my Bernese Mountain Dog Spirit with the quilt.
I just love this colourful fish themed quilt that I recently finished for a new client. She chose edge-to-edge design WaterWorld and I think it complements it beautifully.
I had a lot of fun working on this art quilt of the beautiful Rosie-Roo, a friend’s Cane Carso. For the extensive thread painting I used a large assortment of Glide and some InvisaFil thread. I also incorporated a variegated thread on the forehead and torso.
Shirley made this colourful batik quilt for her sister. Her sister loves bright colours and picked all the fabrics herself. Shirley gave me free rein to quilt it as I please. I did a lot of dense quilting around the appliqué and quilted each border differently.
Our new neighbours recently had their first baby. A sweet little girl named Bristol. I made this quilt for her. I used edge-to-edge design Animal Crackers and white Glide thread
Janice made this lovely quilt for her Grandson. I custom quilted a water/wave motif all over it.
I just finished this today. The top was made by a member of the Edmonton and District Quilt Guild for one of their sponsored charities. I used edge to edge design Malachite and Glide thread (Linen).
Today I got the most exciting email: “Dear Deborah. On behalf of the CQA/ACC Board of Directors, I am pleased to inform you that your entry, Through Lucy’s Eye has been accepted into the virtual National Juried Show (NJS).”
An art quilt I made of Lucy (an Elephant at our local Zoo) was juried into the 2021 Canadian Quilters Association National Juried Show. Last year, a quilt I made of my Bernese Mountain Dog Spirit was juried into the show that was supposed to be hosted in Edmonton. Unfortunately it was cancelled because of COVID-19. They carried forward last year’s juried entries so that means two of my quilts will be in this year’s show. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to post any public pictures just in case they may be seen by one of the judges.
I volunteered to do the free motion quilting on the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild’s 2021 Raffle Quilt. They gave me full creative control and let me do whatever I wanted. I decided to replicate, with stitching, the piecing from the bottom left corner in the top right corner. I used Ocean, Bright Blue, Mint, Hawaiian Blue, Baby Blue and Pistachio and Glide thread.
Here is a close up of some of the extensive ruler work and free motion quilting.
For 2021, members of The Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild are making and donating quilts to Lurana Shelter. They offer safe refuge and life changing services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence in our community.
Sandi made this quilt top and I provided the backing and the free motion quilting. I used E2E design Malachite and Glide thread.