Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Has it been that long!

Note: I thought this message had been published several days ago. In spite of a friend telling me she'd read already read it, I see it still shows as in draft form. Will try posting again.

Today was the first time I'd opened my blogspot since I'd last posted. Initially I was intending to post but then realized how behind I was in reading posts from others.

It's been a most unusual summer, with two special trips. I'll start with one highlight from the most recent journey and a stay in Wales. I went with several members of my family and the best part was reconnecting with Welsh cousins--a most memorable time. In addition to visiting, we travelled around south west Wales a lot and I learned more of this beautiful area. I'd rented a cottage from Jen Jones. Jen is a well known supporter of Welsh quilts and a key person in raising the profile of this style of quilting, but more so, she has made the Welsh aware of these treasures of their heritage.

Jen told me that next year's exhibition at the Quilt Centre in Lampeter will feature the quilts of Kaffe Fassett. Our 2013 Welsh tour is timed so that we can attend Wonderwool Wales in late April, and we will also see Kaffe's quilt exhibition during our tour. In fact, I have already reserved rooms at the nearby Falcondale Hotel. (This hotel was a favourite of those who travelled on the 2011 tour to Wales.)  

More to come later this week........