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Information on this Year’s Quilt Festival in Suzdal

Since my earlier posts about the Quilt Festival in Suzdal has spread on the internet, many people have expressed a wish to go there to see this event for themselves, and to walk the famous Quilted Field.

Today Rimma Bybina, the organizer, sent me some information on this year’s festival, and I will share it here. Those of you who wish to know more about the Festival, the Quilted Field project and how to participate, can download the documents below.


This link has information on the Quilted field project, why it was started, and how it is planned to be in the end:-).


If you wish to participate and make a quilt for the Quilted Field, here is how.

And lastly, if you would like to go there, the link below has detailed information on a guided tour to the Festival:


As I have written several times before: my companions and I enjoyed ourselves very much on our trip last year, and I hope that I will be able to return some day. It was an unforgettable experience.

Here is a link to information in English on their website.









Lots of Visitors

I came home from an overnight trip to town and found that Mary over at “The Curious Quilter” had written up an article about my blog, – sending lots of visitors over here.

Thank you, Mary, and thank you to everyone who stopped by, and for all your kind comments.



The World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt – again

Since I have contibuted (in a very small way) to this project, I got a letter from the organizers today with information on the progress.

The quilt is now finished, and is awaiting verification from the Guinness Book of Records.

The photo above shows only part of the quilt hanging on a fence. Go to


to see more photos of this amazing quilt.

A few facts:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† there were 152,636 hexagons used in the quilt

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† the quilt was quilted in 20 sections on a long arm machine ¬†by Lyn Crump

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† the quilt is 108.80 metres in length

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† the quilt weighed 146.7kg

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† it took 165 hours of machine quilting and binding

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 158 bobbins were used on the long arm machine

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 17358 metres of Bottomline thread used in the bobbin

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† top thread used 26240m of So Fine Thread for quilting

the project received rosettes from the following countries Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, England, Finland, South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Hong Kong, Argentina, Cyprus, Belgium, Montevideo and  Switzerland.

Photo and information courtesy of Gail Chalker and the Girls of the World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt Challenge

A truly impressive piece of work!


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2010

Amy, – Park City Girl, – is once again organizing the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side.¬† Every blogger is encouraged to show one of their quilts and link to the event. It is great fun to surfe all the different blogs and see and read about the many different quilts displayed.

This year I have decided to show you a small and very simple quilt, which has some fond memories attached to it.

When my mother turned 80, my eldest sister, who then lived in the north of Norway, arranged to take her along on a trip to see the Kola peninsula, and Murmansk. Since two of the original party had to cancel, my youngest sister and I were invited to join. So there we went, mother and three sisters, happily driving along the roads in the Arctic. We were able to see part of the Varanger peninsula before entering Russia, and the trip was prolonged so we also drove through Finland and Sweden and ended the trip by enjoying a week in the Lofoten area.

We kept a travelling blog, and since I was appointed “official blog photographer”, I could really indulge in using¬† my camera, and try everyone’s patience more than I otherwise would have done (perhaps). However, they all thought it went a bit too far when I wanted to photograph the fog near Ekker√ły, – and on our first day too.¬† The fog!!? Why?

My argument was that I thought the fog was decorative, – which made everyone laugh, but my sister stopped the car, and I got my photos.¬† We had a lot of fun with the “decorative fog” throughout the trip, – my companions pointing out to me every clump of fog or mist, and as we went on, every interesting house, or flower, or green straw that I might want to point my camera at. I don’t think I have ever laughed so much in the course of two weeks as I did then.

Afterwards I used some of the photos I took to make up some of my fabric panels, and chose the one from Ekker√ły to make into a small quilt for my sister, who arranged the trip.

A friend of hers owns the red house in the background, which has been turned into a restaurant.

I used hand painted fabric for the border, and used silver metallic for the quilting. Of course I called it “Decorative Mist”.

On this page on my website I have explained more about the general inspiration for the fabric panels, and what went into the making of them.

Although we have more fog and clouds here than most of us would prefer, I still think they add to the scenery in some ways, and are fascinating to look at. Sometimes the landscape is softened, like in the first photo, and at other times it adds interest or drama…

……. . . even mystique.

Some of my fabric panels will be given as prizes over at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, so be sure to go to there and submit a comment on the post to enter the drawing.


Here are my previous entries:

Blogger’s Quilt Festival October 2009

Blogger’s Quilt Festival April 2009


Look what happened on the road where I travelled just three days ago:




New location

Yesterday I was moved from the hospital where the surgery took place, to a hospital closer to home. This is where I will do my rehab, and also they can monitor my RA at the same time.

It is a 4 hour drive between the two locations, including a fjord crossing.  Luckily I was allowed to go by taxi, which was very comfortable considering.



It was a beautiful day.  The winter still reigns in the mountain passes, while down at the fjord it was very spring like, Рat least when looking through the windscreen of the car.

Yesterday afternoon was spent settling in, and since my oldest daughter and family live close by, they were able to come and visit in the evening.  It was lovely to see them again.

A million thanks to everyone who has sent me well wishes.  I have not been able to send individual replies to everyone yet, but plan on catching up as I settle into the routines here, and get my energy back.

The new hip feels great, and I am more and more convinced that this one will be a success.  Right now that is what I will focus on, so I can move on to other things further down the road.


Short update

Op went well, and everything seems, and feels, fine.  I am able to sit for short whiles, but much time is still spent resting on the bed.

That is not bad either, as the view from my window is beautiful.  A couple photos below.

Will be back when time, and the slow connection, permits.






I will be leaving in a few hours, and do not know for sure when I will be online again.  I hope there will be a network available in the hospital so I can connect in a few days time and keep you updated.

I promise I will not bore you with the hospital food, ( – or maybe I will ūüėČ )


Welcome to my blog

When I first went online with my website kameleonquilt.com I included a section where I wanted to post about inspirational sources for my work, and also about some of the processes as projects evolved from start to finish.  The intentions were good, but I have not managed to post as much as I wanted.

In the hope that the blog instruments available today will make the process of ¬†“posting on the go” a little easier and less time consuming, I want to give this a new try by starting this blog.

I hope you will find some of it interesting and useful.