I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Collaborative Quilt

One of our local guilds held their annual retreat this past winter and as part of the Saturday evening events, participants were invited to play a quilters game of dice and strips. Fabric strips, that is. Our retreat theme was, “Quilters Like to Strip” and all activities on the weekend revolved around 2.5 inch strips. Since I was one of the organizers, I like to think that everyone had a great time and that it was a very successful retreat.

The game was a success and my quilting friend, Juanita won the strips. Being a good sport, she announced that she would use the strips to make a charity, or comfort quilt, and I offered to quilt it.

Fast forward to August. The top and back were pieced, I finished the quilting and Juanita added a beautiful binding and label.


Juanita used every bit of every strip and pieced this lovely top and equally fun back.

On August 24th, one of Moncton’s most enthusiastic and positive quilters passed away. Ree always wore a huge smile and her hugs were legendary. Although I didn’t know her really well, she was exceptionally kind and encouraging the last time we spoke and I will always remember how excited she was for me as I move my way into the world of longarming.
Today Juanita delivered the quilt to Crossroads for Women on behalf of the Greater Moncton Quilt Guild in memory of Ree. We think she would approve.
Marie Ree Defina


  1. Very nice quilt and a great gesture

  2. A beautiful quilt for a great cause! Wonderful quilting Jennifer!

  3. It sounds like it was a fun activity and what a lovely quilt. How generous of you both.

  4. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauSeptember 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Thanks, Marjorie! Juanita did a beautiful job as always!

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauSeptember 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Thanks, Lorette!

  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauSeptember 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    It was, Holly! Thanks for commenting!