My “Blue Night” quilt has been out travelling. Yesterday it came back home, – and it did not look a day older than when it left here more than three years ago.
The quilt has been part of the European Quilt Association’s 4th Suitcase Collection 2006-2009 , and after being exhibited at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK in 2006, it has travelled around Ireland, Norway and Holland.
From the list that accompanied the quilt when it arrived, I can see that it has been part of many exciting events. It has, among other things, attended the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Patchwork Society in Dublin, has met a group of American quilters travelling with Pat Sloan in the same city, and also been shown to a City and Guilds study group there, – the group members were studying for certificate in Design and Craft. It has also been to Limerick and Cork.
In Norway it travelled both to the north and to the south, before it attended several regional quilting events in The Netherlands.
I have a sneaky feeling that my quilts are getting to see more of the world than I do.