My blog is still not right and my website still needs lots more adding to it but I am working on it.
I am sure that not all those that used to get my regular blog posts are getting them so please, please re sign up, and please add some comments
I received a couple of lovely emails this week showing me pictures of their finished quilts.
I always love to see finished quilts
Here are 2
This was was made by Roseanne Mamer
This one was made by Laura Parsons
I’ve just returned from having a stand at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in London.
Here are some photos
Half way through the show I changed my stand position as it was not a good place to be and this is the quilt that I was facing all day. I just felt closed in by the skull. I also felt that visitors were walking past quickly. Whilst I appreciate this is thought provoking I prefer to be cheered up when i go to an exhibition
It is good to exhibit my work sometimes just to see which quilts are most popular
I could have sold loads of patterns/cards of the sardines quilt and the Uzbek coats quilt
My teaching was generally good – full classes- here are the results of a 1 hour free machine class
Thanks to Anne and Katie for helping me
Will I do it again next year? The answer is probably not. Why? I think next year I will just concentrate on attending the Quilt shows as I find the questions I am asked too hard to answer
What is it? and the many questions
How long do they take to make? (the answer to this one I think is irrelevant)
Are they for sale? You would sell them easily.
Yes I might but would they be willing to pay the price I would want to charge?
But the real reason is the hundreds of hands running over my quilts despite the many notices
Do not touch ALL over the quilts and the abusive replies I get, when I ask them not to do it
It’s apparently my fault for making such tactile quilts? and it apparently a sign of admiration that they want to touch them all
Not only does my work get spoiled but I find there is a total lack of respect ( maybe if there were no signs it might be understandable) I made a large sign for the exhibition in Paris and was told to take it down – no sign and no one touched my quilts!
Probably just a different audience. I posted my pictures on facebook and asked for suggestions as to what to do in the future and I had lots of lovely comments- they made me smile
“Hand’s off, Look with your eyes not your hands”
“Grrrr! Totally understand”
“You are fighting a loosing battle from my experience”
“Chop their fingers off”
“Recorded message that plays “which of these words do you not understand”
I think maybe a little education, an article in a crafts / dress making magazine might help?
After the show one we went to see the Rauschenberg exhibition at the Tate. For many years his piece The Bed has been one of the most iconic contemporary quilt history images so it was good to see it and it is a great exhibition and I particularly liked his cardboard box installations and reading about his fondness for travel.
I love the new wing of the Tate and the view from the top is amazing
This is the floor in the Leon take away next to the Tate Modern
I have lots more copies of my Nordic Journeys in Stitch book available
I have worked out the postage for the Interchange Books and the Nordic Journeys Book and will add them to my page on my website and then, I will be able to send, any one that wants to order a book, a pay pal invoice
UK and world postage rates
I hope this link works
I have the last of my Guatemala pictures drafted for another blog post to post in a few days time. My new blog seems unfortunately to be attracting some spam comments, sensible comments would be really appreciated and I love some feedback
These posts take ages to write!