I remember stitching it in the truck during the 2-day drive back to Kenora to organize the moving van. We left our kids with Ned's sister so that they could continue to attend their new schools.
I remember the beautiful views of autumn colour along the north shore of Lake Superior.
I remember quiet time with my husband in the vehicle as we drove back to the house I had loved.
We talked and looked out the window.
The text in the quilt borders is by Diane Ackerman from her book A Natural History of the Senses. It reads:
When you consider something like death, then it probably doesn't matter if we try too hard, are awkward sometimes, and care for one another too deeply, in an effort to know life.
It became part of the permanent Canadian Fibre art collection and has been in the vaults of that gallery for over 20 years. Hard to believe.
the entirety of the collection this winter. The launch is next week and there will be a symposium about the collection in January.
I am so proud that Hold Me is part of this particular collection.
Also, my work is in permanent collections of two other art galleries, both in northern Ontario. Click on their titles for more info. When Asked: She Replied and Canadian Pioneer.