22 February, 2008

Reconnecting

I'm reconnecting here at Quilt Festival, with all the things that I love. I spent yesterday morning gazing at phenomenal quilts with admiration and a renewed excitement for unleashing creativity when I return home. I spent lunch time catching up with old friends, time slips away and I suddenly realize how treasured and dear these friendships are, and have been, to me. Pictured here, in the foreground, is my very first quilt teacher! She moved away several years ago. I credit her with awakening a passion for quilts in me that may have remained asleep had it not been for her caring support and enthusiastic encouragement over the years! It was my delight to bump into her at lunch, we had a a great time catching up and making plans and promises to get together soon. There's a resurgence of traditional work being displayed in the vendor booths as well as at the show; more that I can remember in years past. Handwork; I'm reconnecting there, too. Having said that, I'll close with photo (and detail) of Nancy Prince's "Longing For the Past", a thread painted masterpiece! I'll post more photos and relate further experiences after I get back tomorrow. Until then, I wish you happy times and re-connections of your own! Quiltkeemosabe and I are off to the vendors mall...
Life is Good!

8 comments:

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Well this is fantastic!

Treasured friends, reconnecting - what a blessing.

I love hearing about the resurgence of traditional work. That excites me. Can't wait to see more.

Delighting in your tales Love, *karendianne.

mamaspark said...

More, more...encore. Always leave them wanting more. Glad to hear that you are having a fun time!!

quiltteacher said...

The pictures Quiltkemosabe emailed me are great! Glad the two if you are having such a good time.

Libby said...

These are the things that make quilting so delightful *s* Enjoy!

Cheryl said...

So nice to hear you are having a good time and reconnecting with good friends! Can't wait to hear more.

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds fantastic! Have a great time :)

Ancestor Collector said...

I'm looking forward to reconnecting! :-) See you next week!

meggie said...

That quilt is just wonderful!!
Nice to read of your meeting with old friends.