Joey (kangaroo, that is)
That’s what a baby kangaroo is called. When the joeys are born, they crawl into the pouch on the front of their mother, where they live until they’re big enough to come out and jump around on their own. Kangaroos are found mostly in Australia, but there are some in Papua New Guinea, and a few have been taken to New Zealand, Hawaii and Great Britain.
J is also for Judge and Jury. Many quilting shows are ‘juried’, in other words, the quilts entered are like in a contest, and there are judges to determine the top quilts in the various categories at the show. I’ve personally never been brave enough to enter a quilt in a juried show, or any show for that matter, but I certainly enjoy going to shows and seeing the talent and artistry of other quilters. In Canada there’s a national quilt show (Quilt Canada) every second year, and I aspire to attending one some day. In the in between years, there may be provincial quilt shows – and this year Quilt BC is happening at Penticton, May 16-18. And I actually happen to know somebody who’s had a quilt accepted for the juried show, Renata at A Loose Bobbin announced her acceptance back in February. And we’re able to plan a short trailer trip to include that weekend in Penticton – I can hardly wait to see Renata’s quilt!
Happy quilt shows! Blessings, Peg