which brings us to...the book! i sold lots of copies of 'quilt improv' at the retreat and i'm hoping all the UK peeps have received their copies and are happily getting inspired, the feedback i've had so far has been wonderful and makes me feel so humble. thank you to all the lovely fat quarterly retreat peeps who bought a copy, i hope you love it! i've got several copies here that i will put up for sale when i home from festival.
which brings us to...festival of quilts! i'm there the entire time, helping out my friend yvonne who has a demo stand. i'll have tons of free time though because i'm only there to cover yvonne's toilet breaks...let's hope she has a strong bladder, haha. i'm planning to really go through the festival with a fine tooth comb this year - i usually miss something brilliant & kick myself. i plan on spending a TON of time at committed to cloth stand which is always a total highlight for me. AND...little bit of a drum roll here, i've got two quilts at festival - the first is a HUGE honour because i entered a quilt loosely based on my fences fabric design into the new juried 'fine art quilt masters' category and it got in! i've been sitting on this news for ages, i'm a little bit stunned. apparently (& i might be wrong!) there were 100 or so entries and around 12 were picked from those while others were invited from 'big names'. so to be included in a lineup that includes diana harrison, pauline burbridge and elizabeth brimelow, quilt artists i've admired for years, is an absolute honour. ekk! exciting!
|a tiny smidgeon of the front of 'fences'|
|and the back. yes that quilting took forever. and ever. the stitching|
is quarter inch apart.
|on the machine. i haven't eaten ice cream that colour green either.|
or turquoise. i may have eaten snow that yellow colour tho.
|quilting on the back - this doesn't really do the quilting justice|
because it doesn't show a big enough area, but trust me, it's awesome sauce.