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The quilt show I’ve been talking about – Art for Body and Soul – is finally on, actually, today is the final day! I spent 5 hours there yesterday. My parents came, as well as my sister and sister-in-law. And my son (and his dog, Paris) also made a surprise visit from Ottawa.

The quilts did not disappoint! Colour, design, technique, artistry … so much inspiration. There are 236 quilts hanging, plus the finalists from our last two challenges (20 in total), so you really have to take your time to take it all in.

"There are always flowers, for those who want to see them"

We all tell ourselves that we don’t “need” more fabric or books, but we can’t deny that we “want” it, so there are 15 vendors to satisfy our “wants”.

The bed quilt shown here (one of the 2 quilts I displayed in the show) features machine appliqued flower motifs over a simple four-patch of contrasting paisley fabrics. The longarm machine quilting was done by Sandy Lindal. The title of this quilt is a quotation from Henri Matisse, which I felt fits my personality and outlook on life.

The show is still on, until 5 p.m. today!

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