All set and ready to fly to France for the European Patchwork Meeting! Bags packed with clothes and quilts for exhibition, electronics to keep in touch and a few little surprises along the way, like the dark chocolate blueberry bar in my tote—a treat for having to spend a long evening at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport!
After a red-eye flight via Amsterdam (sorry—layover not long enough for shopping!) Dorothy Stockell, chairwoman of the Kenya Quilt Guild and I will be transported to our hotel in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, home of the Amish and their fabulous quilt makers!
We will have the rest of the day to relax from the journey. The we must hang the sixty something quilts we carry there and make ready our part of the exhibition.
If you are in the neighborhood please call in and say hello. Dorothy, Amber, Rohini, Veena and I will be there to welcome you and show you what the Kenya Quilt Guild has been doing!
A couple of months ago, someone asked if they could find my patchwork quilt design class, Darned Quilts, online. Taking this message as a sign, I determined this was a good time to find a new home for my online quilt classes.
I turned to my former colleague Ruth Blanchet with a humble request that she host my online classes on Academy of Quilting. To my delight, Ruth agreed!
So, here we are--opening Darned Quilts, Math for Quilters, Reflections and Bind Quilts by Machine online patchwork quilt design and sewing classes! Registrations are open now, and online classrooms open early in October.
In coming weeks, you can expect to find Crystal Quilts, Structured Fabrics, Designer Pinwheels and Goodbye to the Grid, all much improved, once again open to patchwork quilters, quilt artists and designers from around the world.
After that, I have at least two more online quilt classes to write and prepare for you--shhh! the titles are still secret!!
I hope you will join me for these great online quilt classes where you can learn how to create original patchwork quilt designs, each one a work of art--YOUR art--with my help!!
See you at Academy of Quilting!