It's been an interesting day.
3 awards in Birmingham and I'm rather chuffed.
I had a chance to see some interesting displays… first of all I purchased some wood printing blocks from Colouricious.
They are sending them home for me so I don't have extra baggage. I've been wanting to try if for a while so… now I can audition the technique.
One of the special things about visiting the show here in Birmingham is the opportunity to meet European designers and quilters and equally exciting is to preview the work of young designers.
I also met and interviewed Helen Conway and Diane Perin Hock from the 12 X 12 International Art Quilt Challenge
Look at their web site it's really interesting and I just loved their quilts…
The group of 12 met online and developed a bond through creating 12" X 12" quilts. Every couple of months they invest in a challenge and follow a related theme to extend their creative talents.
The quilts are delightful and incredibly well executed.
I caught up with Luana Rubin owner of eQuilter.com we bump into each other at functions and we have a little in common with special families.
One of the things you may not know about eQuilter.com.
"eQuilter.com is dedicated to contributing to charitable organizations throughout the world. We donate 2% of all purchases (before taxes and shipping) to your selected charity. In 2010 we raised $105,000 for charity, and our total raised so far is now over $910,000."
Also caught up with Bonnie McCaffrey We have had lots of shared experiences together.
The quilts displayed don't have the names of the makers, only the numbers and I need to purchase a book to link the quilt and the maker together, so I need to do that before I share the quilts with you.
I caught up with Jenny Bowker and the two wonderful 'tent makers from Cairo'
Their work is stunning. I filmed them too.
This is a previous program on the tent makers….but I will do another for this show….
But its 2.00 am and time for bed.