Thursday, February 5, 2009
Trend Tex Challenge for Canadian Quilt Show
This is my piece for the Trend Tex Challenge. The Show is being held in Saskatchewan this year and the theme is Roots.
My grandparents and their children left Sask in the '30s for the Peace River area of BC. My grandmother, known to us as Nan, always yearned for her home in Sask and her family. As a child I heard a lot of stories about the area, I also learned to embroidery while this special woman told me those stories.
When this challenge arrived I immediately thought of Nan, so here she is heading home with cherished memories. I have included the Sask flower, the lily, the wheat, grain elevators, house on the hill with few trees in view, a bleak landscape. I have worked for two weeks on this piece, lot's of hand stitching to represent her era and modern machine stitches to represent part of my era. I had a difficult time working with the fabrics provided so threw in a few duller fabrics. I am pleased with it and know she would be proud.
Now I can get it off in the mail and catch up with other WIP.