The 2010 Story Save Quilt
Aimee Penner-Mayoh for Kevin MacKenzie, Regina, Saskatchewan
The fish is a symbol of wisdom, like the salmon of knowledge. Or a symbol of B.S., like the fish stories I heard and told growing up. Fish stories are always stretched by the desire to just climb inside 'em, As a little boy I was insane with fishing, and would recount the stories of catches and near catches with a tremendous fire in me. I re-lived. But the heat of that moment, the adrenaline rush when an unseen monster suddenly tugged on the line, became sweeter in the mutual knowing of the story told later. Storytelling - desire lit by emotions and images connected. Wise, at the very least as a choice of pastime.
The (real) Quilter was Aimee Penner-Mayoh