Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stash Blasting Wednesday.

I blasted my stash a bit this week by donating some fabrics for a quilt the Orillia Quilters’ Guild made for the Syrian refugee family that will be coming to live in Orillia. I donated a few pieces and a few metres as backing for both the quilts we made.

We had a great day sewing, designing and laughing while doing something good for a family we haven’t met yet. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the day as I didn’t take my camera – definitely an oversight on my part as I’m sure you all would have liked to see what we made.

Anyway I do have a photo of my finished Abstract Landscapes piece. I even delivered it to the museum on time. I am extremely pleased with how it turned out and I can’t wait to make another one with this process and technique. I still have lots of upholstery swatches to put to use.

Here it is the finished piece. The piece is 20″ x 70″ and was made to look like a piece of film or picture negatives. The small grey squares running down the sides equal 88 in number – boy was I tired of the burlap stitch by the time I finished this piece. But it it is very effective and gave the effect I desired.

A negative strip depicting 5 diverse landscapes of my life

A film reel of 5 different landscapes that I have been fortunate to call home


And here is the story that goes along with it. With the theme of the show being Women’s Stories this piece reflects some of the places I have called home over my lifetime.

Abstract Landscapes: Snapshots of My Life

Frame #1 – Saskatchewan the province of wide open spaces, flowing wheat fields and living skies where my life began.

Frame #2 – Alberta the province of the majestic Rocky Mountains, never ceasing to bring wonderment, amazement and adventure with each visit and view.

Frame #3 – Northwest Territories the land of the midnight sun, snow and northern lights that left a lasting impact on who I am.

Frame #4 – Australia the land of red sand, blue sky and sunshine whose warmth I will always feel and is fondly remembered.

Frame #5 – Ontario home of cottage country where time stands still as I sit relaxing on the lake shore in a Muskoka chair enjoying the scenery and serenity.

I am lucky to have called these places home and to be inspired by the experiences each has provided me.

If you are in Orillia between February 13 and April 10 do stop by the museum and check out the Women’s Day Art Show. It is going to be fabulous.

Happy Quilting!

Jen Transparent Signature

Bargello Sunflower

Trunk Shows and Workshops

09:30 Virtual Quilt Trunk Show – From ...
Virtual Quilt Trunk Show – From ...
Mar 23 @ 09:30 – 11:30
Virtual Quilt Trunk Show - From Then to Now - Westshore Quilters' Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Westshore Quilters’ Guild meeting to present her From Then to Now virtual trunk show focusing on the stories her quilts have to tell.
12:30 Mini-Bargello Sunflower Virtual ...
Mini-Bargello Sunflower Virtual ...
Mar 25 @ 12:30 – 15:30
Mini-Bargello Sunflower Virtual Zoom Workshop Part 2 - Wiltwyck Quilters Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild in a virtual workshop to explore the world of colour, learn how to piece Bargello runs, and use them to create the Mini-Bargello Sunflower.
10:00 Online Mini-Bargello Sunflower W...
Online Mini-Bargello Sunflower W...
Mar 29 @ 10:00
Online Mini-Bargello Sunflower Workshop @ Zoom
Intro Session 29 March 2023 10-11am 7-8pm First Session 12 April 2023 10am-1230pm 7-930pm Second Session 26 April 2023 10am-1230pm 7-930pm More Information and Register
10:00 Virtual Quilt Trunk Show – Creat...
Virtual Quilt Trunk Show – Creat...
Apr 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Virtual Quilt Trunk Show - Creating Contrast in Your Quilts - Warwick Valley Quilters Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild’s meeting to present her Creating Contrast in Your Quilts virtual trunk show and discuss how to create contrast using fabrics, colour, design and other techniques.