Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 7 – Weds Sept 26 – Russian Eye Candy

My first stop today was the Fallen Monument Park, which is a Sculpture Garden near Krymsky Most Bridge and Peter the Great Ship Sculpture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_Monument_Park http://www.moscow-russia-insiders-guide.com/peter-the-great-statue-moscow.html   This is next to the Tretyakov Gallery which I didn't have time to … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Tues Sept 25 – Ukrainian Hospitality

Today I am halfway through my trip to Rome and Russia, after spending 3 days in Italy, and 3 days in Moscow. Both the Italian quilters and the Russian quilters have gone out of their way to make me feel … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Mon Sept 24 – Russian Countryside

Today my hosts hired a car and again provided a translator (a young lady named Olga who also translated my power point lecture yesterday) so I could go for a day out into the countryside.  We went up to one … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Sun Sept 23 – Moscow Quilt Exhibition

  Today was my big power point presentation to the Russian quilters at the Moscow quilt exhibition. They extended the exhibit by one day and also scheduled a fashion show after my presentation, so it was a full day of … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Sat Sept 22 – flight to Moscow

It is too soon to be leaving Rome. I just got here! Leaving this city is like prying fingers off a ledge… but I must continue my journey. I woke up at 6 am, before dawn, (very painful after the late … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Sept 21 – Rome Embassy

  This morning was my big power point presentation at the US Embassy in Rome. I arrived at the appointed time to the security gate and… there were a hundred men in Italian suits and shiny black shoes already waiting … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Sept 20 – Rome, Italy

My taxi ride into town Weds went past so many famous landmarks – I immediately had the sense that I was really in Bella Roma. It included driving past the Forum and the "Wedding Cake" building, then the Piazza Venezia … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Reap What You Sew

Friendship. It's a beautiful thing. I have met more wonderful people who've become wonderful friends in the quilting world, than any other group of people I've encountered. And you know what? No matter where I go, I meet quilters and … Continue reading

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To my friends in Russia:

In one week I will be giving a power point presentation in Moscow, showing images from all the quilt festivals that I have photographed around the world in the last year. My presentation will be at 2 pm on Sunday … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Many Faces, Many Quilts

  This beautiful quilt "This Many Faces, This Many Cultures" is from the recent Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. The artist who made this multiple portrait piece is Rita Dijkstra-Hesselink, who lives in Holland. I felt that this piece reflected … Continue reading

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