I am so proud of myself!! If I had kept up my Yoga practice I would pat myself on the back!! I joined the Quilter’s Guild in November, but it has taken me until today to gather my sense of self to the degree that I could walk into a room full of strangers.
But as they say, a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet – Don’t gag!!!!!
The Welsh Heritage Quilters are lovely – welcoming in a gentle way – diverse – busy – modest and very creative. They set themselves many challenges, offer up their knowledge by way of in-group tutorials, and celebrate their achievements in a bi-annual exhibition. I hope I am worthy. I am looking forward to gaining new inspiration and perhaps even sharing any skills I have.
The group meet in the Minerva Arts Centre, home to the Quilt Association, which holds a wonderful annual exhibition. It was here I first came across the work of Frieda Oxenham, and felt like I had met the holder of the keys to the rainbow!!
The vivacity of the Venice inspired journal quilt I saw here in 2009, (thank you Frieda for permission to use this image), was the work that spurred me to break out of my solitude and in to the guild.