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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Although quilting is a solitary passion it is steeped in group support. In earlier times quilting bees were a way for women who might otherwise be isolated by location or societal status to gather, support each other and quilt. This tradition is now a way of life for many quilters. To support not only the art form but for the challenges of life...this is what brings us together. And, it is in the spirit of quilters of the past my friend Tamra and I are encouraging each other in the creation of our respective quilts for the Juniperberry exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this summer. We are both woolies and so our creations feature the love of wool and wool stitchery. Our support may be setting aside time to stitch together or because of our schedules...texting each other photos of our progress.
I teased Tamra that we may have bit off more than we should have since handwork takes time...and, boy do we have handwork!
Here is a little peek of how I am progressing. It seems that each time I think I am done and ready to move onto the 1st border...
I decide to add a little more stitching!
Tamra's is even more ambitious since she has created a crazy patch background for each block and then she has designed a scene with wool!
using wool and cotton she has really raised the bar!
Tamra and her DH are in the first year of empty nesting and she has moved her sewing room. Here is a peek at where she is making her magic!