A day at the Embroiderer’s Guild today where I am now on the Committee, and have an official role…….that of organising excursions and speakers for the group – so I have justification at last for spending more time on the computer ”researching” interesting places to visit, exhibitions to see, and clever people to invite to speak to us. What fun – but I guess it will also mean negotiating with bus companies, sorting out train timetables, and lots of communication with people I do not yet know, as well as making sure people are not left behind when the bus leaves. This once happened to a friend and I when on a trip from Melbourne to Ballarat with a quilt group, and no one noticed we were not on the bus when it moved on to the next point of call. They did come back for us, but we were not impressed at the time – I did not think I was so easy to overlook! Our first trip will be in September when a bus load is going to the Fibre Forum in Geelong, the Wool Museum and a couple of other places.
I have been working on my piece for August’s TIF, and have chosen to interpret the question asked about maintaining balance one’s my life. I’m quite pleased with the result so far, and will post a photo when it is complete. I used Wordle at this wonderful site to generate a word cloud that I have incorporated in the piece. Have a look, I think it has lots of potential.
Another site to check is the My Place Exhibition website, it is still under construction, but there are 60 contemporary quilts from Australia and New Zealand, and eventually there will be South African quilts as well, making a travelling exhibition of 90 quilts that will open in South Africa in September. These gorgeous gems are only 50 cms square.