Oh, I just noticed that I am mentioned in this months Todays Quilter - I'd better post this now!
I was very pleased to have my own gallery of Hawaiian quilts at FOQ 21, having applied several months before. I had been working for months, finishing the hand quilting of several quilts. As the quilts are very large, I had to request changes to the gallery layout to accommodate these. I also folded four unquilted tops into meter widths and sewed these, to fit into the leftover spaces.
The end of August finally arrived - laborious packing of five suitcases, and hauling these to the hotel and then the NEC! When I arrived, the exhibition space was not as I had planned - it was smaller! A quick rethink, and three of the older quilts were culled, leaving ten large quilts and the four folded tops. Luckily, the hanging crew made quick work putting the quilts up on the walls.
The next four days were very pleasant, talking to many people (most masked, as I was). I was also interviewed by Katie from Arnold’s Attic, and you can see this on YouTube, “Meet the Maker -Pippa Moss”.
Two tops, folded into meter widths, to fill the odd spaces...Sunflower and Kuuipo
I was so pleased when, on the final day, the lady from the nearby coffee stand came to have a closer look at the lovely quilt that she had been admiring from afar for four days.
The quilts came down in record time, and I was able to load up and drive home. I enjoyed my gallery and would encourage others to apply.