To mark the 20th anniversary of my first baby quilt, I have been reflecting on what I have learned along the way. Creative Backstory is a series of blog posts each highlighting a different year. I invite you to share your creative backstory. Each day, I will post an optional prompt. Leave your response as a comment below or on my Serendipity Facebook page or use the tag #creativebackstory or Instagram and I will add your name to my Creative Backstory Giveaway. I look forward to reading about what has shaped your creative life.
This is a quick look back to 2014 when I had the honour of curating Australia Quilts: Exceptional Quilts from the Great Southern Land, a special exhibit of 34 Australian quilts at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace. Even better, I was able to attend the event in person and talk about the exhibition with the large gathering of international textile enthusiasts. What a thrill!
Here are some resources from the exhibition:
In addition, the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibit was on display in the same exhibition space and I finally met up with Belgian Twelve Françoise Jamart. Here’s my , Colourplay report from the European Patchwork Meeting.
In these pandemic times, the notion of travelling to the other side of the world for a quilt exhibition seems extraordinary. However, if you ever have the opportunity to attend the European Patchwork Meeting, I highly recommend the experience.
Sharing Stories: Prompt #9 & Giveaway
I invite you to share your creative backstory. Here is an optional prompt: what quilting event is on your bucket list?
Leave your response as a comment below or use the tag #creativebackstory on Facebook or Instagram. I look forward to reading about what has shaped your creative life and will put your name into my celebratory giveaway. At the end of June, after I have completed Creative Backstory posts, I will select one commenter and, pandemic postal system permitting, this King Parrot textile sketch will wing its way to a new home.