A few weeks ago Shirley approached me and asked if I would help her out.
Her church guild was going to make a quilt block and it had to represent not just the church in this coastal fishing town but also that of a neighbouring farming region. The guild ladies had lots of ideas and plenty of enthusiasm . Each church has a lovely stained glass window and everyone wanted these to be featured. The problem was "How to include two magnificent windows, a fishing industry, a farming community, wheat, wild flowers and lobster into a 10" x 8" piece of fabric."
My job was to consolidate all the components into a feasible layout.
After lots of discussion, sketching and brainstorming this design was produced. Then the ladies got to work.
Glenys designed and cross stitched the window, which is a blending of the two, Esther embroidered the Everlastings, Shirley stitched the golden stalks of wheat and appliqued the little dinghy near the shore.
As a whole it represents the convergence of the land and the sea. An apt description of the two areas.
Work done, brief satisfied and now off to be joined to other blocks from the Diosese of North West Australia to make a large wall hanging.
I can't wait to see the finished result.