The last two days were crazy days! The phone rang constantly and the emails kept coming in! I did not sew for even 5 minutes!
I was addressing a deadline for the show I am curating for the 18th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork in the Alsace area of France.
The organizers have given the guest country, Canada, a large church as an exhibition space. The pictures I am posting are from the Val D'Argent area when I was there in September 2008 for the 14th edition of the carrefour.
I have had great responses from Canadian makers. There are some big names and some local quilters from different communities around the country that are participating.
I have representation from most of the provinces and territories. I want to get some applique works from the Inuit community but I keep hitting snags with that.
The title I chose is 'Tradition in Transition'. I am showing traditional scrap quilts to bed quilts of a contemporary design, going into textile art and ending with three works that are super contemporary, which stem from stitching but are not done in layers or quilted per se.
You can see the piece Judith Martin is presenting on her blog.
If any Europeans reading this will be at the event I would love to meet you! I will be with the show for the 4 days at Eglise de la Madeleine in Ste-Marie-aux-Mines.