Whispers Canada

May 5, 2019

Last year I was delighted to be involved in "World Wide Whispers - Team Canada" challenge.  Canadian organizer Kim Caskey chose 13 quilters, one from each province and territory, to participate in this art quilt project.The challenge was based on the child's game where the leader starts by whispering a sentence in the ear of the next participant and then continues around the room, evolving and changing from the original sentence. Participants selected a picture to use as inspiration for their piece.A photograph of that finished art work is sent to the next artist who in turn will make a piece inspired by the last one.  


I had the month of May to create my piece for the challenge.



This is:  Anchor & Drift


I chose to be inspired by the elongated shapes of Holly Hildebrand's "Shields", which reminded me of dories.  Three dories representing the various points in our lives we feel anchored, adrift or in the process of letting go.  Any of these three stages could be applied to our evolution through aging, in creativity, in the growth of our offspring, in our education, moving from one physical space to another, etc.  This wall hanging reflects the changing circumstances or our lives.


Techniques:  hand applique, Pigma pens, paint wash, hand embroidery, and machine quilted.


Other countries involved were Scotland, Ireland, The United States and The Netherlands.  The exhibit has been shown in Edmonton, Ab and in Scotland;  heading for Birmingham, England this summer.  For more information, take a peek in the summer 2019 issue of "The Canadian Quilter" published by the Canadian Quilters Association.


Happy Quilting!






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