'It's A Long Drive' quilted wall hanging / lap quilt
This beautiful piece of work displays the view driver sees while on the bus, but in especially vibrant and tactile textiles! Its main imagery will remind you of the horrible monotony of the Desert Bus drive, while its bright, cheerful colours bring back memories of all the happiness, zaniness and excitement that drive still manages to include. The 36" X 36" quilted wall hanging (which could alternatively find use as a lap quilt) includes a myriad of lovely details from the Desert Bus game and event, and bears a special inscription on the back.
Gwynn has been crafting for more years than she cares to admit, and has previously sent some of her embroidered bags to the Craft-Along. She taught hand sewing and knitting by her grandmother as a child, and volunteering and donating have also always been a part of her life. She volunteered in Detroit for many years for a charity called Festival of Trees, who's recipiant is Children's Hospotal of Michgan. Currently she helps make full size prayer quilts for women battleing cancer, through the organization Comforter Ministries, based in Wisconsin. She raised a son who is also keen to help others, and who first introduced her to Desert Bus and the Craft-Along.