Ripe Tomatoes & Shakespeare

Every year August seems to come faster, and suddenly we are talking about Back To School tasks and ripening tomatoes. However August also brings the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK, which is the biggest annual quilting event in Europe. The quilts on exhibit are so different from what we see here in the US, which is why I am always delighted when it works out that I can go to photograph the show!

eQuilter is the sponsor for the Festival Theater, which is where fashion show and lectures are held. For those of you who would like to connect at the show, please look for me if you are going to the Thursday night dinner (with Stuart Hillard from the Great British Sewing Bee!), the Friday fashion show or SAQA dinner, or the Saturday night Shakespeare outing. (I am the host on a bus to Stratford.) Other than that, I’ll be lurking around the show with my camera, and attending several lectures in the Festival Theater. Please say hello!!!

In addition to quilting, our family has other artistic interests. In addition to classical/jazz/opera music, we are all artists or photographers, Photoshop nerds, and Shakespeare buffs. As a matter of fact Sophie is currently in a teen Shakespeare camp at CU, which runs concurrent with the Boulder CU Shakespeare Festival. Last night was the final night of the music festival up at Chautauqua, and in a few weeks we will have the NEXT exhibit and SAQA conference at our Dairy Arts Center. We feel so fortunate to live in a place with so much creativity and support for the arts!

If you live in the Boulder/Front Range area, please consider attending the opening reception for the NEXT exhibit at the Dairy, Friday Aug 25 from 5-7 pm…or the Artists Gallery Talk on Sun Aug 27, 1-3 pm. If you are a local SAQA member you are probably already signed up for the conference!

We are delighted to be a sponsor for this very special local event, and I hope to see many of you in Birmingham or Boulder in the next few weeks!

sharing your Passion for Fabric…
Luana and Paul

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Travel Calendar:
Aug 9-14 – Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK
Aug 26 – NEXT SAQA Symposium – Boulder CO
Sept 12-13 – Carter Center – Atlanta GA
Sept 14 – Quilting Arts TV – Ohio
Sept 16 – Quilters Take Manhattan
Oct 1-11
New Zealand Quilt Symposium – Wellington & Christchurch
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 –
Tanzania Africa Wildlife Migration Tour
Feb 22-25, 2018 – QuiltCon – Pasadena, California
Nov 14-20, 2018 – POLAR BEAR Tour – Join me in Churchill!

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