After visiting Basel and Mulhouse I then went on to Colmar and had a wander round the town, visiting a couple of Museums there.
I enjoyed looking at the Coptic textiles at the Natural history museum. I loved this little piece
I then caught a train to Selestat, to meet up with Uta Lenk. I unfortunately tripped, and fell, hurt my knee, leg etc. A combination of carrying a heavy rucksac, a sore heel from falling off my bike and wearing varifocal glasses.
I managed to get through the next few days with ibruphofen tablets.
We then caught the bus to St Marie Aux Mines to go to the European Patchwork Meeting. I went to meet up with friends, have a look at the Quilts and help on the SAQA stand. Accommodation close to the main venue is difficult to find but thanks to Uta for the invitation to share her tent I was able to go.
We had a lot of fun, I met lots of fellow quilters from around the World and enjoyed looking at the quilts. There were so many stunning quilts but here are just a few of my favourites.
I loved Lisa Karlsson’s quilts. They were so big, I was so impressed I had to go back and have a second look, and enjoyed talking to Lisa.
I also enjoyed Jana Sterbova’s collection of 20 quilts that were all red. These 2 quilts were my favourites
It was good to see the work at Tellure, showing an ealy piece and a more recent piece from all those that have had exhibitions in the last 20 years. I like the more modern pieces for most of the exhibits but there was the occasional one that I actually preferred the early piece.
Here are a couple of quilts I particularly enjoyed looking at
There were far too many fantastic quilts and I have put some in an album on facebook.
I loved the Radiation gallery, Wide horizons, Work by Anne Woringer, Olivia Uffer, Pascale’s Forest For Ever quilts, Kate Dowty’s and the Australian Quilts.
The international travelling is good but I also love the teaching I do at home and today I was teaching at the Quilt Cabin. A good day with some fabulous work produced by the students, spoilt only by my aching body. I am really enjoying teaching at the Quilt Cabin in Hebden Bridge.
They are not finished, in a couple of weeks they will add some machine stitching