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(Dot Lake, AK)
Sometimes quilt projects can be overwhelming to even the most experienced quilters and it can be a real boost when another quilter comes along to lend some much-needed support. I recently had the pleasure of being the "facilitator" to help a friend complete a quilt project that had languished in the closet for nearly nine years.
Amy's grandmother was the first to put a needle to the project when she hand-stitched the flowers on each of the quilt pieces. Amy took one look at the "sea of white fabric" and the "less-than-encouraging" directions and promptly put the quilt aside for "another day".
When we arrived in Alberta for a visit, Amy pulled out the project with a wistful look and a hope to finish it. I took a deep breath and looked over the instructions for some inspiration. I had my own trepidation about tackling an all-white quilt and had never seen "prairie points" before, nor did I know how all this was going to come together.
Putting all of our fears aside, we broke the project down into manageable segments and set to work. I gave Amy the formidable task of quilting the center section while I went to work on the large border pieces. Our quilting time was limited and we worked late into the night for several weeks.
The end result exceeded all of my fears and Amy was delighted to send pictures of the completed quilt to her grandmother and her mother. The quilt is a memory with many facets to treasure for years to come.
Thanks, Amy for sharing your project with me! It was a delight!!
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