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#LarryArt: Dawn of a New Day

<– I received this in the mail in March 2013. I can’t actually remember when I made this–>but then 2013 was the year that cancer & the cure was kicking my butt and I’d lost track of time. I do … Continue reading

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Sweet Maple Hearts

This retirement thing is pretty amazing. So much time to sew! Just finished another baby quilt! I wrote in the last post about thirty something friends & family starting families of their own. When I lived in Powell River I … Continue reading

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1st Time Making Rag Quilts

I recently retired from work and my 30 something family & friends are having babies. Definitely have time to make baby quilts ahead of delivery days now.   Since I moved back to the Island in 2010 I’ve worked really … Continue reading

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For the Love of Lighthouses

For as long as I can remember I’ve been in love with lighthouses. In “the Life Before,” I always looked forward to travelling past these amazing structures. All different shapes & sizes. I’ve been fortunate to see & visit lighthouses … Continue reading

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Quilting in the Year 2020

What an unusual year it was. We held two sewing days before the rest of 2020 became a cancellation. As a person used to travelling by ferry at least once a month to go quilting, it left me treading water. … Continue reading

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MLQ Virtual Christmas Sew Day

We held a virtual sew day on Saturday, December 12th. We have all missed our sew days. It worked out pretty good, aside from the fact that we couldn’t all get together physically. (But that’s 2020, eh?) The one good thing … Continue reading

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Flower of Remembrance

November. It is such a somber time and I was feeling particularly down as November 11, 2019 approached. It seems to me that we are not learning lessons of peace. So much hate and anger out there in the world.  Last … Continue reading

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Maple Leaves from 2008: Part Two

The story of the Maple Street Rag quilt begins in 2008. This is where it all began–> in the Tyler Room on Maple Avenue in Powell River.  The fabrics  have been cut and organized. (The pattern used is by Karen … Continue reading

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Maple Leaves from 2008: Part One

The Maple Street Gang AKA the Neighbours in the Hood held a few themed challenges over the years. The first of those themes was maple leaves. Due date for the finished project was November 2008 at a maple themed party. … Continue reading

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2020 Canuck Quilt Delivery Day

There were 3355 days between our first and last delivery to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Over the course of 10 years we had 21 different quilters plus an additional 20 sponsors (those who purchased a kit to be quilted for … Continue reading

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