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Quilt Show 2009

33. Rags to Riches by Adrienne Johnston

This beautiful quilted book was dreamed, thought out, pieced and quilted by Adrienne in March 2009.  The book includes the following blocks: Rags to Riches; Cloth of Heaven; Colour Wheel; Pieced Log Cabin;9 Patch Sandwich; Pond Life; Towhee.
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32. Billy Among the Iris by Joan Last

Billie is Joan's cat and this lovely quilt was made in 2009.
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31.Triangle Magic by Dolly Harasym

This table runner was made by Dolly Harasym of Prince Rupert BC, which she gave as a Christmas gift to her friend and in-law, Jayne Coleman. The table runner was the end result of a workshop taught a few years ago by Pam Mahoney.

The triangles in the table runner were cut from fabric that had identical repeat patterns. A template was positioned on the matching patterns for each triangle to create a flow of lines and to give a kaleidoscope effect.

Dolly has lived in Prince Rupert and areas since 1975. for many of those years she resided across the haroubr on Digby Island where she became involved in an inter-island sewing circle with their friends. They became known as the Coastal Quilters. Because everyone lived isolated and had to commute by boat it was not always possible to get together for a day of quilting. As a result, many of the Coastal Quilter's community made quilts were of a medallion style, consisting of a center piece which was passed from person to person so that each one could add their own creative border. All of the finished products were given away to someone special in their community either for a new baby, marriage, illness, sympathy or just because.

Dolly and her family moved from Digby Island in to town in the early 1990's where she joined another quilting group, The Big Rain Quilt Guild. Both quilting groups are still active to this day.

Some of Dolly's other interests include gardening, fabric dying, and volunteering her time with the Prince Rupert Special Events Society, to organize community festivals. Dolly also volunteers her time at the Ice House Gallery, a local artist's cooperative where some of her hand dyed silk scarves can be found.

30. Spring with Siam by Joan Last

Joan altered a basic cat pattern to have the look and colours of her Siamese/Himalaian cat who arrived on her doorstep a year ago at Christmas.
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29. Flowers Table Runner by Ceu Cunha

This little square table runner was made with Ceu's old treadle sewing machine. Ceu did all the embroidery using the treadle machine as well!
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28. Yoda and Sunflowers by Joan Last

Yoda is Joan's daughter Rose's cat and this pretty quilt was a gift to Rose.
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27. Bluebirds Table Runner by Ceu Cunha

Ceu designed this table runner herself. This was the first project that Ceu made using her brand new sewing machine.
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26. Picnic Table Scarf by Nancy Robertson

"An entry in my journal from October 5, 2005 reads: After lunch I set up Mom's sewing machine and started quilting. First time ever. Time disappeared – like painting. So interesting and mind absorbing. Fun to use colour and fabric to make something. 6pm before I stopped.

I had purchased this fabric for my daughter who is a quilter. Something about the way each piece of fabric overlapped on the kitchen table caught my eye. I took the utility scissors from the kitchen drawer and cut a small piece of floral fabric. Next I cut some red fabric to go around the first piece. Then I set up the sewing machine. I cut and sewed all afternoon. I didn't know what I was making. I just enjoyed watching the progression of colour, lines and shapes.

Almost every day there is a mention of quilting in my journal: Worked on my quilt. -Quilting on my mind. -Had a good long time today, love the results. -Home to quilt. -spent the morning working on my quilt, sewed it together backwards, had to undo it. Susan leant me cutting board, ruler & cutter. -Busy day, finally got to quilting. -Susan phoned, OK with board & ruler? -Cut more pieces to sew together. -Sewed pieces, cut more. -Decide this will be a picnic table scarf for Bill for Christmas gift. -Sewed all morning. -Busy sewing. -Sewed all morning. -finished top portion of runner, started underneath section, thought I could eye ball the cutting with scissors, big mistake, took me all evening to straighten it out. -Have to sew when Bill is out of the house. -Almost finished Bill's quilt. -Done, sort of messy around the edges, but I love it."
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25. Christmas by Helen Moore

Helen is a member of our Library Board and we are very happy that she chose to share this touch of Christmas with us.
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24. Fly Treat by Gale Perry

The design for this quilt was adapted from a photo in a stained glass magazine. Gale layered it in 3 stages to give more depth – as it would have been done in glass. Gale used a magnifying glass to get the shading in the separate pieces of fabric. The "Fly" was Gale's idea to go with the rod. This quilt was completed on April 20, 1998.
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