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Hexagon Quilt: Under Construction

November 2nd, 2013 Posted in art, Crafts, Earthkeeping, Quilting

I’m making hexagons again (previous hexagon quilt). Actually I’m making a hexagonal quilt out of 91 hexagons. I can’t show you the finished piece until March 2014 but the hexagons are piling up and the quilt is coming together.

A sewing project almost always begins with some beautiful fabric.

A sewing project almost always begins with some beautiful fabric.

 

90 hexagons ready for their fitting into the final project (one more to go)

90 hexagons ready for their fitting into the final project (one more to go)

The project represents a property that A Rocha Hamilton  is stewarding along-side the current owners. It’s a beautiful 95 acre farm with gorgeous views and is worth saving.  (A Rocha is a not-for-profit conservation organization my husband and I have been a part of since 1998.)  One of the property’s valuable assets is that it contains a piece of the Beverly Swamp, one of the best and largest forested wetland representations in southcentral Ontario.

So to get the word out about both what A Rocha is doing here in Hamilton, as well as to celebrate the caring for land that has been entrusted to us I’ve put together an art exhibition focused on this property. Our proposal for the exhibition was accepted by the Carnegie Art Gallery in Dundas, ON  for March 2014. I’m so thrilled! I’m working with 9 other local artists whose work shows their love and concern for the preservation and conservation of southern Ontario’s land-use spaces and the ecosystems they develop and protect.

More about the exhibit in posts to come!

Here are the beginnings of my fabric art piece.

Thread painted lilies.

Thread painted lilies.

 

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Thread painted perched birds.

Enjoy!

Diana

 

  1. 3 Responses to “Hexagon Quilt: Under Construction”

  2. By Martina on Nov 2, 2013

    That’s great about the exhibition! Wow.

    Those hexagons look exactly like Settlers of Catan tiles :)

  3. By Diana on Nov 2, 2013

    That’s actually the idea Martina! The big reveal will be in March and then I’ll share all the details.

  4. By Lyndia on Nov 2, 2013

    Diana, That is absolutely gorgeous and is just mind blowing how you have captured the intrinsic nature and beauty of the property. Can’t wait to see the final product!

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