Hello from San Jose

Tonight I am writing to you from San Jose, California. I lived here when I was 4 years old! Tomorrow I will be giving my power point lecture on “International Quilt Trends” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. There are still a few tickets left, and you can purchase them on their website.

The last time I was here was to support Yvonne Porcella’s retrospective. Yvonne finally lost her long battle with ovarian cancer, but she is definitely still here in spirit! She was at Sacred Threads too, with the tribute quilts that were made for her. I took a portrait photo of Yvonne which she in turn gave to many of her friends, and now I am seeing that photo made into quilt portraits of Yvonne, which is just so wonderful. It makes me remember her smile and her open heart, on that day I took her photo.

Also you will find several photos of Sacred Thread artists on my personal Facebook page…if you’d like to see some of the beautiful ladies who were at the artists’ reception.

Today I’ve posted photos from Sacred Threads on my photo page. Tomorrow after my lecture, I’ll be at the opening of the Quilt Nihon exhibit (we are also a sponsor of this event, featuring quilts from Japan) and of course I will share photos with you.

We have another big quilt event approaching that always redefines my ideas about quilting trends: the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK. This is the biggest annual quilt event in Europe, and I am always so excited to go see what all the European quilters are up to! I’ve been watching the Modern Quilt movement slowly building momentum there, so it is so interesting to see how all the trends, world events, and design influences come out in these big exhibits. That is in a couple weeks, and yes I will be there with my camera.

sharing your Passion for Fabric…
Luana

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