After the FOQ I just needed a couple of weeks away from my computer, actually it needed to go in for repair. It’s back and I am back working hard again.
I have finished another of the Voyage quilts so I only have 1 more to make and I will have made the 6 needed. These 2013 quilts will be on show at Beaujolais in France in April 2014.
I wanted to build up a collection of quilts based on ethnic textiles.
In the Dalarna area of Sweden there are many textile museums and I love the bags the women hang from their waists. I have taken some of the designs and made this piece. I have used hand dyed woollen fabric and top stitch thread.
After so many weeks getting the books and kits together I really now want to get down to produce some new work. I am keen to get a Middle Eastern collection of work together so started a piece today, which hopefully will be good for another group I belong to.
Following yesterdays piece that I am happy with, I have started this piece which will be 30cm x 60cm
This shows the progression throughout the day, all the photos are side ways but it doesnt really matter!
Back from Festival of Quilts.
We had a fabulous time – I spoke to lots of lovely people, sold lots of kits, books and cards, but it was exhausting.
It is becoming a amazing way to spend a few days and great to meet so many other teachers, and quilters from around the world.
Here is my stand
I won a third prize in the Quilt Creations category with my large bunch of 3D flowers. Always interesting to see what the Judges say…..surprised I won I a prize with what the judges have said. One judge obviously did not think much of them! Oh well!!
No time to rest and yesterday i made my next Journal Quilt.
I made a drawing from a photograph I took in the market in Tel Aviv, made a thermofax screen and then added some colour and stitch
I have spent today making a terrible mess in my studio getting ready for FOQ. I put 400 large stickers on the front of my kits.
200 New Flower Kits!
and 200 Indian Women Kits
and at 5.30 I picked up 300 copies of our new Book!
Just in time!