As you can see, I successfully bought a few more fabrics for the new quilt. Within seconds Lily was ready for her close-up.
I've learned about two quilt shows that will be coming up in France this year (thanks for the info, Marion). One in Lyon in June and the other in the Alsace region in September. I don't know about the first, but Clare and I are hopefully going to the second one. Woohoo. Glad she wants to go to, because the thought of trying to make it on my own was more than intimidating.
The Carrefour European Patchwork Exhibition will be 13-16 September. I was excited to see that Jenny Bowker is bringing Egyptian Tentmaker Appliques to the show. Jenny's write up about Tentmaker Street and the appliques is incredible. And while I was searching for more info, I found this post written by one of the tentmakers himself.
So if you've been intrigued by my posts about tentmaker applique, this is your chance to see them without travelling all the way to Egypt. Of course you'll have to travel to France (oh, the hardship).
There will also be Turkmen patchworks from Afghanistan which sound intriguing. New (to me) ethnic textiles - gotta see that.
I've decided it's time to update the blog, including a new pic. So that's why this is here. A friend commented ages ago that the self-portrait I was using didn't look like me because I wasn't smiling. Hopefully this is better.