The theme of our 2015 quilt show was "Roots & Wings" and the viewer's choice winner of our member's challenge was Anne Rutherford. Her winning quilt, entitled "the Beginning, the End, and Beyond" is based on a very personal time in her life, in her own words...
2014 was a year of sadness. Within 5 months I lost my father, mother and dear friend. The production of this quilt was a therapeutic process. It has helped me heal while remembering and honouring my loved ones. My family and friends are the ROOTS of my beginning and are represented by the spring flowers, lady bugs and butterflies. The crosses represent their death and the angel wings represent their legacy, life after death, new beginnings which are protecting and watching over us. This quilt contains many first for me, using a panel, hand embroidering, beading and cording.
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