An explanation appears below the two quilt images.
FRONT (14" x 18")
The winter of 2020 brought changes my generation has never encountered.
We were able to exercise by walking trails near our new home on
William St E, Waterloo. My social contacts and groups were no longer
meeting. Like many sewers I spent hours making masks in my sewing room.
From my window, I have a fantastic view of George Street. There was much
to keep me entertained during this sewing time. I was grateful for the sun
on the steeple of St Louis’ Church, the beautiful old homes set up on the
hill, the artistic flare of backyard buildings, the clucking of a hen from
a neighbour’s chicken coop, the wandering neighbourhood cats, the voices
of the children making their front yards their playground and the cycling
families on Herbert Street. Between making masks I began working on this
Little Village collage (14"x18"). The quilt grew from my stash; upholstery
scraps, given to me by a friend, pieces of 100% cotton and polyester
t-shirt material used in mask making. The backing fabric was made from
every piece of material I used in the making of masks. The theme is the
sights and sounds Jamie and I witnessed in our neighbourhood and from the
Corona virus pandemic news. Can you find the many tributes made to our
front-line workers, the messages of encouragement and congratulations and
the heart felt love to Nova Scotia during their traumatic times? This
George Scape Village grew through weeks of reflection and trying to make
sense of a changing world.
“It’s good to have hope, isn’t it?” (John Schultz)
Links to more pictures:
Snowstools | A "Pileated" White Pine | Red Trillium Variant at Huron Natural Area | Snowshoe at rare Charitable Research Reserve 2014 | A Story of Two Amulrees & The Highland Clearances | The Swamp Crew | Tynemouth Hooligans | "Wild Turkeys" | Hackberry | Turk's-cap Lily | Snowshoeing at Petersburg Tract 2015 | Niagara Glen | Massasauga rattlesnake | We Hiked the Bruce Trail In Small Doses | Frogs Croaking at Huron Natural Area | Female flower of Black Pine | Canada Goose Nesting | Red-Tailed Hawks | Snapping Turtle | Thistles & Tongue Twister | Waterloo Park Bridge ... more to follow .