Juanita Sauve Art Quilts: With fabric and paints I capture landscapes, people and ideas, designing colourful, one-of-a-kind hand-stitched wall hangings. Inspiration is everywhere around us. My work tells a story - about me, about my world, and my ideas and values.
Here are some photos of my hiking trip to Cape Breton in September. We think this was an immature bald eagle. It was perched on a tree and allowed us to take many photos before flying away.
To arrive at this spot we had to climb a steep trail, parts of which were so steep that there were ropes strung along the side to hold onto. The view from the top of Meat Cove Mountain made it all worthwhile. It is beautiful up there. It was also teeming with ripe blueberries which we sampled.
Here is the ocean behind our rental cottage on a blustery but sunny day. I love the way the light shines through the swell and the different shades of blue and aqua it creates.
This was the eerie view from the Skyline Lookout on a misty day. This trail starts at a high altitude as you walk in for several kilometres from the trailhead. When you get to the ocean there are many many steps to descend with viewing platforms built into the side of the incline. Breathtaking! This is one of my favourite trails.
This photo was taken at the campground at Meat Cove. To get to Meat Cove you need to drive a narrow winding road through the hills. Last year, residents were stranded when a serious storm took out their bridge. They needed to evacuate people by boat.
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It was when I was working as a social worker that I began quilting. For the last 20 years I have been creating art quilts, mostly stitched by hand. Recently I have added machine stitching to some of my pieces. I still love hand stitching and create many hand embroidered pieces often with painted backgrounds. I find inspiration in the natural world and there is usually a story behind the inspiration for my pieces.
I now stitch full time and love learning about fibre and exhibiting, and selling my work. I learn from other artists, workshops, quilting magazines and books, fibre arts groups, and friendly challenges. Visit my website at www.juanitasauveartquilts.com and my shop JuanitaSauveFibreArtonEtsy All photos and artwork on this site are the sole property of the site owner/ copyrighted by the author and not to be copied or reproduced without my permission. Enjoy your visit!