Ancients of the Deep:
Taxa shown: Latemeria chalumnae
Time period: Modern
Location: Comoro Islands
A living fossil, the Coelacanth was thought to be extinct until Christmas day 1938, when one was discovered in a South African fish market. Museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was at the fish market, when she came across a specimen that was caught by local fisherman. It took 14 years to find the population around the Comoro Islands. These fish make terrible eating. If they were tasty, people would have known about the sooner.
This quilt is all fusible web applique. I made the cut files in
New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM September 2014
Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild Show, Santa Fe NM October 2014