Today I joined forces with Pamela (of Hokkaido Kudasai). The first thing we did was go to see her block in the Partnership quilt project. Pamela seems mesmerized by hexagons and also this year she used that shape to build her tree + of course, embroidery!
This tree gives us so much of Life's necessities, coffee cups, dragon flies, carrots and peas, hearts, bees, leaves and flowers....
Also check out Pamela's crazy quilt bag - a sure crowd stopper.
Here are some other Partnership blocks that caught our eye.
This Tree of Life is shaped like a heart - most appropriate!
Life can be simple or hard with sharp tops.
Life can give us wisdom from an owl.
Is Sunbonnet Sue harvesting apples from the Tree of Knowledge?
These cherry trees live to dry the laundry.
New life will hatch in this pink birdhouse.
These two pictures show us the real Tree of Life, the Miracle Pine, the one single tree that survived while the other 70.000 pines in the same wood were washed away by the tsunami of 2011. Read more about its story here.
Now let's look at books and quilts.
This year quilts from Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' had inspired the organizers to build a replica house and garden.
Some illustrations from the book were made into pictorial quilts.
You can see a small picture of the frontispiece of this classic novel below the quilt.
Then a modern quilt of 'Little Women' had been made in the manga style!
In another section of the quilt show, picture books by Eric Carle were displayed both in the original paintings (watercolor?) and replica quilts.
Quilt by Akiko Fukui ＊福井暁子
Quilt by Kanako Hamamoto＊濱本加奈子
Another report will be published tomorrow.