Piece by Piece

June 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm Leave a comment

This past week while I was at Write Canada in Toronto, I posted my latest blog piece for Canadian Writers Who are Christian. It was a busy several days on faculty, both teaching and learning. Here’s my piece:

I’ve always admired the craftsmanship that goes into quilting, especially those quilts that look like works of art. Like the quilts auctioned off at the Mennonite Relief sale each spring. My style, up to the last quilt project, has always been hand stitching around the design elements of a fabric panel. My eldest daughter asked if I would sew a quilt for their new baby’s crib. She wanted a fairly simple design that wouldn’t take me endless hours to complete, but with colours that match the baby’s room. One day before Christmas, we went to the Creative Sisters Quilt Studio in Kitchener. A young woman named Jemcah helped us find suitable fabrics. We had a lot of fun playing with the fat quarters, arranging the colours and patterns. To read more of this post, go here. DSCF8629 The completed quilt on baby’s bed


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