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Diamond Divas & Drama Queens: A Gem Quilt Trunk Show (Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts, Calgary, Alberta CANADA)

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The most beautiful gemstones capture light and reflect it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing fiery personalities. These are the divas and the drama queens of the gem world. Every one of them has a story to tell…just like people. This slide lecture and trunk show of my gem quilts chronicle my story -- my 20-year adventure in learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth.

During my presentation, I’ll discuss the techniques I use to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials I use to create the wash of color and light across a gem’s surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem’s facets.

And as so often happens with any artist’s decades-long journey, I’ll share what I’ve learned from my leap from the Corporate life into the Creative life.

Following the trunk show, I will present a Lunch & Learn session on finding inspiration deep inside images of gems in my Treasure Hunting “Lunch & Learn” presentation.

For registration information, click here to the website for The Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts