Collectif Creativity:23Jul2022

by Ruth Stanton

I am fascinated by the art of quilters. Whether they are creating their own designs or using traditional patterns, their work shows skill, imagination and diligence.

Two friends of my family celebrated their wedding on Canada Day weekend. I decided to make them a set of placemats and napkins with a traditional quilt block-design along with one of my paper mâché trays. I found a photo of a mother grizzly playing peek-a-boo with her grizzly cub and decided to use that as the motif for the tray. Then the logical quilt block had to be the bear paw pattern.

Papier mache tray & quilted table wear

There is no one way to be creative! Collectif members, share your impulses! Send JPG image(s) to . Include up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how/if creativity affects your life. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images.  

Writers – we really want to hear from you too! Send poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Please try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Share informative, inspiring Show & Tell demonstrating the creative mind.


  1. What a thoughtful wedding gift! I think it is wonderful of you to put the time and effort into making something personal that your friends will always treasure as a memento of their happy day.


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