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Name of Maker: Suzanne Chickite
IMQE bio --Mini Quilt "DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT" by Suzanne Chickite 
My name is Suzanne Chickite (Meegwat) and my partner was from Texas. We were team #197. I am from a first nation Indian reservation in Cape Mudge on Quadra Island British Columbia Canada. Tammy is from Texas. We decided to incorporate something from our local culture. My mini quilt is a play on our local culture here. This is my first mini art quilt I've done. Our Summer Challenge from my local Quilters Guild gave me part of the  idea. Mixed media is the theme here. Traditional quilting, applique, embroidery, crystals and buttons. The first nations people here use button blankets in their dancing ceremonies. You can look online about the beautiful button blankets the northwest coast first nations people make. This mini quilt is a play on that. The moon design in the center was drawn by a first nation artist and relative Max Chickite. I digitized the design. I didn't connect too much with Tammi as she was busy in a big move and internet problems. But she did invite me into her busy life somewhat and I did learn a bit about what it is like in Texas. 
Name of Maker: Nancy McClelland

     I am a traditional quilter, but for this challenge I tried something new.  My teammate and I live in very different climates.  Here in northwestern Pennsylvania, we have a true four seasons as compared to Australia’s two: hot summers and cooler winters.  I attempted a landscape quilt that showed some local sights in all of the four seasons. Out of a window frame, spring, summer, fall and winter are crafted out of fabric.  My teammate Caroline and I decided to make our own designs, so our quilts will be a total surprise for each of us. We have communicated through many e-mails, getting to know each other’s quilting experiences, climate, geographical locations, family, traditions, etc. In many ways we are very different, but quilting is one of our common threads.  We have talked about meeting someday. I am not much of a traveler so, I think that will mean Caroline will visit me on one of her trips to the states.   . smiley  I am sure the IMQE challenge has sparked many long-lasting friendships and has made quilters from around the world seem like close neighbors.  It has been a wonderful experience and I am anxious to see all the creative mini quilts that have been entered.

Techniques used: Free-motion quilting on a domestic machine.  I also used raw edge applique, hand-sewn beads and buttons with some crystal embellishments. Clip art objects and birds for each season that were printed on fabric and fused.

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