Colleen’s Kawandi (definition below) she is working on now, lots of hand stitching, nearing completion.
Also Photos below of two quilts Colleen completed in Fall 2021
Colleen writes from Nova Scotia –
The bright colours help when things can get a bit grey and dreary – a nice escape.
The Kawandi are all hand sewn from bits and pieces so it’s relaxing. I took a Zoom class Sujata Shah to learn how they’re made. Margaret Fabrizio is the kawandi maker who inspired me most. She is in her early 90s now and does amazing work. She used to be a world class harpsichord player (played Carnegie Hall) and I believe a professor in California among other things. She is on YouTube and has very colourful stories to tell including one about her friendship with MFK Fisher.” Colleen
Kawandi is a style of quilt created by the Siddi people of India, traditionally sewn by hand with scraps and are improvisational and frequently made of saris snd used clothing.”
If you’ve been following the blog, Colleen made me a quilted mug rug in 2011 and here’s the blog post