posted May 1, 2021 2:00 PM by Lorna Shapiro
Hi to all of you and I’m hoping this finds you well. BC’s Covid numbers are finally trending down again thanks to our collective good behaviour so congratulations to us! Mind you they’d been trending up for some time due to our collective bad behaviour, so we won’t feel too smug.
The photo on the right is a block I designed for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s block of the month. I wanted a block that would allow us to practice something new, so this block is made with a triadic colour scheme: dark, medium and light in one colour, dark and medium in the second colour, and light in the third colour.
I ended up liking this block a lot, and finding that it played very nicely arranged in lots of different directions. A photo with the dimensions follows in case you are interested in using this block in a quilt. The sizes given are CUT sizes, so the finished pieces are 1/2″ smaller in each direction.
I recommended creating several different blocks with different triadics in clear tints (not greyed) and they would all create a beautiful rainbow quilt.
I’ve received lots of new bolts of fabric over the past month and what follows will be photos of a few of them. They are a mix of weights and textures, some cotton, some lightweight drapey cotton-linen, some heavier weight cotton-linens.
Here are some photos of the newest arrivals. Within a couple of weeks, the Browse My Studio photos on my website will be updated with current photos so you can see what is here now.
Gladys created this runner/wall hanging for a friend who is a potter. The mother of the potter had recently died and left some fabric (imagine that!), which was given to Gladys.
The fabric with the bird was the most unique of the collection, so Gladys made this runner for her friend Mary as a reminder of her mother and also a tribute to the style of pottery that Mary does.
We quilters get to make some wonderful gifts… and this is one example.
Mary Speller sent me this photo of a bag she made using the Essex linens and the Japanese print fabric for the pocket. She put together a beautiful combination that celebrates texture!
I had the opportunity to see close up this interesting project and hear about a worldwide initiative to honour the memory of the many disabled people murdered in gas chambers by the Nazi regime.
Here is the note Gladys sent me about this quilt and the project overall:
As requested, here is the link about The 70273 Project common sting the 70273 disabled people killed by the Nazis. They used them as guinea pigs with their idea of incineration. Once they realized how successful the Aktion T4 project was, they started to round up Jews.
That is the news from Old Crow! I’ve been out enjoying my e-bike, and have been fortunate not to break my wrist again. I think I’m getting the hang of it! Wishing you all a good month. You’ll hear from me again in June.