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Labor of Love

A quilt 15 years in the making & its journey to the winner’s circle.

By Gayle Reeder

A beautiful blue-fronted Amazon featured on a quiltIn 1995 I took a photo of my blue-fronted Amazon, Jimmy Bob, sent it to BIRD TALK, and it was included on the “Watch the Birdie” page of the December 1995 issue. The next year, I entered it into the 1996/97 Birds USA photo contest, and it won first prize in the “Pretty Feathers” category. I thought that was that; a nice end to a wonderfully satisfying experience, but I was wrong.

 **For the full article, pick up the March 2011 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**

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