I’ve just returned from the Festival of Quilts inBirmingham, England. It was fabulous. Some of you know that attended last year and arrived expecting to see my quilt, Turkish Bread Boys on display, only to discover that it never arrived. Well, this year it did and the Boys took second place in the Pictorial Quilt category.
Once again, I traveled by myself and that enabled me to stumble into some great experiences. The first night in my hotel I met two quilters from Ireland who knew me from The Quilt Show website. Rita and Janet were warm and friendly and had a great enthusiasm for quilting and more than a few questions related to the topic “What is up with those Americans”. They led me to other TQS people who invited me to dinner. This was a group of people from 5-6 different countries who had only known each other through a
quilt chat room until they came together at the festival. We spent the evening telling stories, laughing, and sharing ideas. I have to ask, “How often does something like that happen?” Not often enough in my life.