Finally finished this quilt after 30 years! yup---I started this quilt for my youngest daughter 30 years a go--but with a toddler and a baby I was just overwhelmed and never finished it...but I sure did keep all the pieces..for over 30 years. And so now I have finished for the baby she is expecting this June--a little boy!
Now most of these fabrics are considered vintage ;-) The quilt pattern is called BEAR OVER THE MOUNTAIN. I am pleased at how it turned out after so many years a a WIP (= Work-in-progress).
I am an artist who was born and grew up in Alaska, as did my mother--my grandfather was a gold miner. I am recently returned from serving in the US Peace Corps as a volunteer on the Island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. Some of the tasks I did as a volunteer : I taught art at a primary school, helped the school with development projects, volunteered with a youth group, and volunteered helping to organize and produce a local literary festival. I also worked for over 20 years on commercial fishing boats in Alaskan waters and lived for over 18 years in the Alaskan "bush" with no electricity and no cars. Alaska has shaped my view of life and culture, but so has raising two daughters, a life of making art in many mediums, and owning my own Used and Rare Bookstore. I guess I am somewhat of a vagabond who has done many things in my life--deckhand on a fishing boat, bookseller, nanny, chef,
administrative assistant in a college
dean's office,mom (that is a job!) but I always come back to artist.
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