I have always been fascinated by the natural world. As a child, my summers were spent studying any sort of wild creature I could find from frogs and snakes to dragonflies and birds. As an adult, I still feel the same sense of wonder about the natural world, however it is now accompanied by an awareness of the need to protect these species and their habitats. I am very passionate about wildlife conservation and feel fortunate to have been able to make this special quilt in an effort to help raise funds for the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada is a national organization with a comprehensive approach to conservation through research, education and action. One of the key species that WCS is monitoring is caribou, a species whose population is declining and whose habitat is disappearing. WCS scientists’ focused efforts study the effect of resource development, including logging, mining and road construction as well as climate change on the caribou population. Much more work is needed and WCS Canada is looking to us to help fund this critical research. They just wrapped up a fundraising campaign and to help them reach their goal, I gave away this one of a a kind, hand stitched quilt to one lucky donor.
To enter this contest, donors simply had to make a minimum donation of $25 CAD to the The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and they were automatically entered in the draw. Over the two weeks that the campaign ran, we raised a total of $4905! We held a random draw and the winner of this quilt is Natasha from Toronto. Thank you to everyone who made a donation and supported this campaign.
Working with soft, linen / cotton blends, a black and white colour palette and a lot of negative space, I created this loose variation on a traditional log cabin quilt pattern. This quilt is entirely hand quilted and the tiny hand stitches are a nice contrast to the bold, graphic design. With well over 100 hours of work on this piece, it truly is an heirloom quality quilt.
Queen Size - 84" x 84". Outer fabric is 55% linen, 45% cotton and batting is 100% cotton. Hand quilted with hand dyed, 100% cotton thread. Value: $4000.