Journal Quilt 2007 -- Memories

My journal quilt is base on an Inuksuk. You can see more about Inuksuk in the video at The end of this film says that the Inuksuk tells people we were here.

The background was first painted with watercolour pastels then highlighted with pencil crayons. A bear and elk are quilted into the background. The outlines of both animals are taken from photos I took in the spring in Banff National park.

During my trip to Alberta this summer, the wild flowers were in full bloom. Not only did they make the field on my way to work beautiful, they smelled wonderful. Thanks to the sea grass in one of the journal quilts, I knew how to quilt fields of grass. Beads were added to be the flowers.

My Inuksuk and its reflection are made of photos I have taken in the last two years printed either on cotton or organza fused with misty fuse. The photos (from top to bottom) are: My cat “helping” to machine quilt; white peacock at Leeds Castle UK; pine tree in Banff; WWI Memorial wall at Ypres; swan at Leeds Castle UK; tiny snow man in Banff; HooDoos at Drumheller; Mountain Lake in Banff; church that seats 10,000 – 6 people at a time near Drumheller; tree roots at Johnson Creek; Calgary Skyline; Lake Louise.


  1. Your JQ is beautiful. I love the way you have used the photos on fabric. I particularly like the picture of your cat. They are wonderful little companions aren't they. My passed two weeks ago,she was 17, and I miss her terribly. She was a Siamese and she "owned" me.

  2. The beaded flowers and grass have wonderful texture. The photos you used are great. I would love to see a detail shot and explore the quilt even further.


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