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3160 Parsons Rd NW
Edmonton, AB, T6N 1L6


Edmonton based custom long arm quilting. Custom quilter at Sparrow Studioz since September 2011

A quilt for Ivan


A quilt for Ivan

Sheila Van Der Linden

  There are some quilts that you just fall in love with while piecing them. That was the case with this quilt. I love batiks, but batiks in green, my favourite colour, and in fall hues, well the combination is my "chocolate" so to speak!  

  But, you knew there was a "but" coming didn't you! But, I also knew that this quilt was not meant to stay with me. 

  I had no idea for a long time who this was for. I quilted it with different style leaves all around, with a leaf style wreath in the middle, and I was so pleased with how it turned out.

  I used a light coloured batik for the backing, with 80/20 cotton poly batting. It turned out to be nice and light, while warm and cuddly at the same time.  

  Ivan is an "encourager". He is a gentleman that I suspect has an interesting life story. I don't know that story but there is something about him that is just special. Whenever he sees me he has positive things to say to me, he is honest and real. He has been very up front about telling me what I need to hear, when I need to hear it.

  One day, I don't know why, but the combination of this quilt, and Ivan came over me. That same day, in a conversation with Ivan, he encouraged me to listen to my heart when it came to my quilts.

  He phoned me when he found it hanging on his door knob. He was so moved by my gesture, we both cried. If you know me at all you know that's not hard for me.

  I knew my beautiful quilt was with the right person. It will be treasured, and that's all I ask.