Monday, 19 December 2011

International Quilt Festival, Dublin, and Falcarragh's own show

It's been a busy few months at Green Acres Quilts. I've been all over the world, it seems, learning new skills and showing off the fabulous quilts from our homegrown talents.
In October I made my way to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. The workshops, talented quilters, and fantastic displays were really inspirational, and I'm sure will influence our next season of workshops offered here at Green Acres.

After a quick visit with my daughter Danielle, who lives in Texas, I flew back to the Knitting and Stitching show in Dublin, where quilters from all over visited many stands. This was a fabulous show, and well worth fighting the jet lag for, just to meet so many enthusiastic crafters. I will definitely take part again- just must remember not to spend all the proceeds on new materials!

To wind down 2011, I organised a wine & cheese exhibition with all of our fanulous quilters from Falcarragh and beyond. Thanks, in part, to the Co. Donegal VEC Community Education Support Programme, we are able to offer such a wide variety of workshops and classes for people of all ages here at Green Acres Quilts. We have not only learned new skills, but built a community of people who share their talent and inspiration every week, and I am grateful to be a part of such a lively artisitic community. The quilts and crafts on display showed real ingenuity and craftsmanship, and I am so proud of everyone who contributed. If you didn't get a chance to see the exhibition, pop into the shop in the new year, where you can find some inspiration of your own!

Don't forget to visit our website: for 2012's new schedule of workshops.

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