Night Flight Meditation

Sale number: 14
Sale year: 2022
Quilt type: Lap quilt


Quilted by: Ken and Helen Eby
Donated by: , Susan Moyer

This quilt started with me seeing an ocean waves quilt in a now forgotten quilt magazine in the early 1990's. At the time I was busy with young children so all I had time to do was draw out my idea on graft paper.
When the children were at university I made an attempt at piecing it following the magazines instructions for the "wave" blocks. I quickly gave up. Several years later with both of my kids university graduates and one of them having served a SALT term in Lebanon and at the time serving with MCC in DR Congo, I pieced this quilt, having more skills and using my own ideas of how to put it together.
The quilt was always going to be called "Night Flight", however as I was piecing it my thoughts were of my daughter work and disturbing images we have seen of refugees wading out of the water or washed up drowned on the shore. So now it is called "Night Flight: a Meditation on Migration."
If you look closely you will find some pieces were I lost my concentration and put things in the "wrong" place, but as I looked at them I thought they looked like turbulence and left them in as turbulence which seems very appropriate.
I am grateful to Ken and Helen for quilting it and "getting it done".

Quilting method: Hand quilted
Construction: Pieced
Primary colours: Multicoloured, Navy
Sleeved: No
Size: 83" x 64"
Quilt material: Cotton
Lining material: Poly-Cotton
Batting material: 100% Polyester