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Jennie Johnston

"Mountain Fishy, Fishy Greens (March)" Wall Quilt

"Mountain Fishy, Fishy Greens (March)" Wall Quilt

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46 x 25.5 cm

commercial cotton & blended fabrics, cotton & polyester threads, acrylic paint

This work was created in collaboration with Elliott Reese. Using improvisation and play they collaborated to create works of whimsy. These works celebrate colour, form, and texture. Beginning with a sketch and fabric selection from Elliott, Jennie would then cut out the fabric and instruct Elliott on sewing them together by machine. Jennie would then add acrylic paint, surface design stitch and hand quilting to enhance the designs. The final step was Elliott choosing titles for each work pulled from his imagination. In total they created 12 quilts, one for each month.

The collection of quilts was exhibited in "Spaces Between" at the Richmond County Historical Society in Richmond, QC from July to August 2022.

Care Instructions: Do not hang in direct sunlight. Remove dust with clean, soft, dry brush or brush vacuum attachment.


Jennie grew up in rural Quebec and has a Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. On the journey to find her artistic voice she began combining traditional craft techniques like embroidery and quilting with painting and fabric design. Her work has been displayed in solo and group exhibits in British Columbia, Ontario, the U.S, and Italy. She also contributes to social activist art projects from all over the world including Australia and Mexico. Jennie has also worked with community members through artist residencies to expand her knowledge about quilting, textiles and sewing. She lives with her husband and two sons outside of Vancouver British Columbia, which is the unceded Traditional Coast Salish Lands of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

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CCBC acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.