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Thread: My latest - a gift from a city to a tribe

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    My latest - a gift from a city to a tribe

    This last May our guild was asked to help with a gift. The mayor from the city of Pousbo, WA asked if we could create a gift from the city to the Suquamish Tribe to commemorate the opening of their new museum. No one wanted to take on the project, especially with a September deadline. But I took on the challenge and completed it in 2 1/2 months.

    After meeting with the mayor, I proposed the title "We Are Connected." Poulsbo has a huge nordic heritage within the city. The Suquamish Tribe is just a few miles from Poulsbo. Although they are cuttures from opposite sides of the globe, they are connected not only by land but by similar images.

    With help from a few guild members I created an art quilt that will hang in their newly opened museum. The quilt was given to the Suquamish Tribe on Friday at the dedication ceremony, and they were truly impressed.
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    great job. Love what you created
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    the quilt is wonderful. No words to describe it. they will love it forever.

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    Thank You for being so generous with your time and talent ! And now you will have a place in history

    Great Job
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    very creative...

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    congratulations

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    very cool.
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    Wonderful quilt!!!
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    ​Fantastic! Great Job! Congratulations ! You will be a part of history also.
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    Neat project! Kudos to you for taking this on, and doing such a wonderful job!
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    Clapping!!!! You did a wonderful job on something that is a very important part of our culture. Every part of our heritage/culture needs to be saved for future people to learn and enjoy. Every person who sees your creation will take away more knowledge than they arrived there with. Great job!!!!!!!!

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    What a great quilt and how thoughtful of you to create that for the tribe! I am sure they are very proud to have that hanging in the museum. Since we don't live too far from there we will have to stop in and look. So from you next door neighbor....kudos for an awesome job done.
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    Great quilt! I like that there's some history and (I assume) some of today's connections. Congratulations on taking on a big challenge and meeting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter View Post
    What a great quilt and how thoughtful of you to create that for the tribe! I am sure they are very proud to have that hanging in the museum. Since we don't live too far from there we will have to stop in and look. So from you next door neighbor....kudos for an awesome job done.
    Check Sunday's Kitsap Sun for the article about the museum opening! It's quite the beautiful museum. Don't know yet when they are going to hang the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter View Post
    Clapping!!!! You did a wonderful job on something that is a very important part of our culture. Every part of our heritage/culture needs to be saved for future people to learn and enjoy. Every person who sees your creation will take away more knowledge than they arrived there with. Great job!!!!!!!!

    Kat
    I also credit the Mayor of Poulsbo for planting the seed in me. I did quite a bit of research on the background of Poulsbo as well as the Suquamish Tribe. Note of interest: Chief Sealth, leader of the Suquamish, is the person for whom the city of Seattle is named!!!

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    I'm amazed at your creativity. I hope I can visit the museum and see the quilt one day.

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    So well thought out, a wonderful quilt sure to be an historic treasure for years to come! Kudos!!

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    What an amazing quilt!

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    That is fantastic. Good for you for tackling this project. So many thumbs up!!

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    very cool.

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    Very impressive

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    Wonderful quilt
    And, so courageous of you to take it on. Congratulations

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    you did a fantastic job with the design and quilting of this project.
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    That's impressive and the museum will hang that with pride!

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    What a beautiful gesture, and a spectacular quilt! I'm so glad they're hanging it in the museum. It will move everyone who sees it.
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