Tuesday, 29 April 2008

ATCs and postcards

The 2QAQ meeting last Saturday was very inspiring but also a bit of a disappointment, as the ATC swap turned into a 'grab and run', and I was left with 9 ATCs while all 12 I had brought were gone! It's nice to know they are in demand ;-) but I had really hoped to swap them 1 on 1... Fortunately the organisation reacted very well and 2 kind ladies came up to me afterwards and let me pick one of their ATCs, so in the end it wasn't so bad.

Here are the ones I got, there are some real beauties among them:


Last week I received my first fabric postcard, from Fran, in the 1 to 1 SCQ swap (I sent her the purple one I showed earlier):


(it's much more beautiful IRL!)

And today this gorgeous card arrived, all the way from The Netherlands:


Thanks Corryna, I love it!

I have made a few things in the last week that I can't show yet (they are for swaps and for a friend), but I am very happy about the way they turned out. Will show them here as soon as possible.

Next Sunday I am going to the Stitches and Craft Show here in Brisbane with Rens. There aren't many quilts on display (it's more about beading and scrapbooking), but still it will be nice to wander around and have a coffee together. Rens is coming to the retreat at the end of May as well. Gezellig, 2 Dutchies together! It is near Toowoomba and Caitlin and Sue have promised to come on Sunday morning and have a coffee with me and do some shopping. That should be fun!

PS I was too hasty, writing this posting. When we went out after I finished it, to pick up Hugo from school, I saw some letters in the mailbox (they weren't there earlier when I found Corryna's postcard - maybe the postman forget them and came back later??). One was from Jane, from the 2QAQ organization, with apologies and 3 ATCs that she made! That is so kind, I really appreciate it! Here's a pic:


Aren't they lovely?

And there was another fabric postcard, from Margeeth:


The colours are much brighter IRL - I love it, thanks Margeeth!

When we arrived at school, Hugo's Prep teacher told us that the children are currently studying Art. Today they looked at pictures in a book about Van Gogh and of course did a lot of painting themselves (Hugo loves that). I showed her Margeeth's postcard and told her about art quilts. She loved the postcard and asked if she could show it in class and if I had some more (and bigger) textile art works...Ehmmm... I think I will bring one of my mini bird quilts and maybe the Magic Quilt? (although that isn't really an art quilt of course - are the bird quilts, though?) Maybe the ATCs for the children to look at and hold? Or just a book on art quilts? Help! Please let me know your ideas! Here's a chance to teach 25 Preppies about textile art! ;-)

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