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4. "Baby Steps — Amish 9 Patch" by Adrienne Johnston

By webmaster - Posted on 15 September 2011

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This quilt was pieced and hand quilted by Adrienne JOhnston, a member of the LIbrary's Board of Trustees.

Adrienne: "Started in September 1994, and finally finished in April 2005. It took a long time to gather all the colours for this quilt. Many were natural dyes from Maiwa Fabrics in Vancouver, B.C. Every time I found one of the colours I had in mind I bought it and when I was clean out of patience with the collecting I pieced the 9 patch squares. I sandwiched the quilt and started quilting — Oh! Oh! Oh! The misery of discovery! I did not leave enough of the backing and it all went skee~whiff! Too much in two corners and not enough in others. It became smaller but as I always say 'no problem that can't be solved.' I have learned a lot from making this quilt. I love this quilt — the colours, pattern, crooked quilting in the borders — knots that show — hole that I repaired. It really is a metaphor for my life. With all its problems and mistakes still a thing of comfort, colour, usefulness and beauty."

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