Tuesday, 6 December 2011

News for you

It's always a joy to welcome home one of my quilts after it has been on a grand tour and they don't come any grander than the travels this small journal quilt, called Have I got news for you!, has been on. It left home in September 2008 so it has been well over 3 years since I saw it last which also gives me a great opportunity to look at it with fresh eyes. And although it could definitely be improved upon and I would do certain things differently, I'm still really pleased with it. It was for an exhibition called Textile News and you can read all about it on the website of the German quilter Gudrun Heinz who organized it. She was kind enough to also provide us with a map and a list of the places where the exhibition has been, and apart from many places in Europe such as Germany, Switserland, Luxembourg, and Italy, it has also ventured as far as Russia (Murmansk and Moskau) as well as Hungary, the Tsech Republic and for it's last venue Bulgaria. How I wish I could have travelled to all those places with it!



Maybe it was because of where this little quilt has been that the landscape at Macbiehill today reminded me of the Russian steppes, or at least how I imagine them to look like as I've never been there in person: dark, desolate and deserted. Grasses sticking up out of the snow. Shame we don't have reindeer here in the Scottish Borders, they would be a great finishing touch!


Another view of the edge of the woods and the grasses in front. We were very happy to turn around here although walking into the wind was even colder. The two dogs are now recovering from that ordeal in the chairs by the fire!

2 comments:

peggy gatto said...

What an honor for you and think of all the people who got to see your beautiful quilt!!!
Love your frosty pictures!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh, to see that journal quilt again after 3 years . . . wow! That must have been a lovely reunion. Beautiful piece & oh so well traveled! I love your snowy photos too and can just imagine everyone warming up by the fire : ^ )

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