Banff March 15

Wonderfil is a thread manufacturing company headquartered in Calgary. They generously donated boxes of machine thread for our Women Rock project. I think most of their employees are sewers and one contacted her quilting guild to tell them about our project. She told me, for several days she would find bags of treasures left on her front step. People had been saving leftovers for something special and this project in the mountains seemed right.
I brought the cache up to The Banff Centre and we set up a ‘shop’ in the sewing studio. We go shopping when we are looking for something we don’t have. It was quite a challenge to anticipate what we would need to work on for a month, especially for those in the group who had to fly here. We have also been able to offer materials to other artists in The Centre also.

I am using some of the donated materials in this thread-rich piece. Here I am sampling using Valerie Campbell-Harding’s strip piecing technique. This patchwork cloth will be cut and re-joined with a cover stitch many times before it is done.
So a big thank you to the staff at Wonderfil for supporting and enabling Articulation’s Women Rock project.
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