Thursday, August 09, 2007

Quilt and Friends

Quilting is a Nova Scotian tradition upon which the quilter usually gathers leftover fabrics or pieces of recycled clothing to make a blanket for warmth and aesthetic values.

To carry on this tradition, my friends create a quilt as a gift for each of our friends' weddings. Each person creates a square inspired by the couple getting married. Often times, the couple no longer lives in the province but maintains a strong connection to the area. Some squares are created based specific areas of the province that hold a special meaning to the couple. It's a great way to carry on such a tradition as well as gathering friends together to work on a beautiful piece of art that is everlasting. The photo is of my friends on a very windy day at Kingsport. We were checking out all of our fine work!!!

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