Pam Holland, world renowned quilt teacher, artist and afficionado, came to Kenya last week. To the Kenya Quilt Guild, she presented a lecture in which she spoke about quilting, traveling and teaching. Pam has visited many amazing places in the world, and she has had some rather remarkable experiences in her travels, so the talk was much appreciated by all who attended!
This week, Pam is teaching quilt classes to the Guild members. Among the classes on offer are "The Woman, Inspired to Teach," "The Amazing Alphabet," and "Geraldine." In each class, Pam shows participants how to make quilts using her highly specialized techniques. Drawing from her background as a photographer and fashion designer, Pam alters photographic imagery into line drawings, then executes the drawings with her designerly stitching methods. The results are sheer magic!!
Famous for "The 1776 Quilt," Pam's major project now is her quilted version of The Bayeux Tapestry. She anticipates roughly another five years of work before it will be completed!
Kenya Quilt Guild members feel most privileged to be visited by such a famous and admired quilt teacher as Pam Holland. Thanks, Pam, for finding time in your busy schedule (10 months a year on the road!!) to visit our beautiful country. We hope you find plenty here to inspire new imagery in your work!
Photos courtesy of the Kenya Quilt Guild