Happy 2018 everyone!
My goal this year is to blog at least once each week. Although I post on Instagram regularly (@nwquiltedcat), my blog posts let me go into greater details on my quilts!
For this post, I want to show you a foundation paper-pieced quilt that I designed for the small quilt category for QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena. Unfortunately, the QuiltCon selection committee did not choose my quilt for display. I do hope to enter it into a local show later this year.
This quilt is called Renewal, and I designed as a personal reflection of my feelings for the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge in the summer of 2017. This fire was human-caused and devastated the area. My family has been hiking, camping, and fishing in the area for 4 generations so this fire really hit home.
However, wildfires also promote renewal and healing in the forest. It is a natural process and cycle that keeps forests in balance. Hence, my quilt is Renewal!
Look for the quilted shadow animals. These shadows represent the animals that lost their lives in the fire, but also represent animals returning to the forest as it regrows.
I really wish that I could attend QuiltCon this year, but vacation time and funds are in short supply. Hoping to go in 2020!
Beautiful quilt for such a devastating event. When we first moved to Oregon, we used to hike at Eagle Creek. I hope those kids never forget~
Wow, Jen!! Your quilt is amazing!! The quilting on it speaks volumes! I think without your description, anyone looking at is would know what this quilt stands formand how much that forest means to you!! Just beautiful! Sorry QuiltCon didn’t accept it, but it doesn’t mean it’s not a gorgeous quilt!!!
It’s beautiful! I’ve seen so many that didn’t get in. Maybe it’s time to have a Modern Alternative Show! I like your quilting and searching for the animal outlines. Thanks for sharing this.