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Stitches in motion

Quilt melds modern design with traditional techniques

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Photo: Deborah Wong

Halifax textile artist Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop loves designing textiles that show N.S. in a modern way.

She collaborated with Seaforth, N.S. textile designer Alissa Kloet of Keephouse Studio to create the Land & Sea quilt. The “land” features traditional blocks, turned on point the way local quilters used to do. Free-motion quilting over a grid represents ocean currents. Kloet printed and dyed the fabrics by hand. The quilt was showcased recently at QuiltCon, an international quilting show in Savannah, Georgia.

Land & Sea quilt by Andrea Tsang Jackson and Alissa Kloet

A shot of the folded quilt alongside one of Andrea’s quilted pillow designs. Photo: Deborah Wong.

Janice Hudson

East Coast Living