Bring on the show! 

Our stand has provoked some lovely conversations over the last couple of days.  Those that have stopped to look have been really interested in the variety of work, and many have said it was nice to see this element of textile work amongst the other equally beautiful finished quilts and work of other more established artists.  

I have been so inspired but will need a little break!  Being on the exhibitor side of a show has been interesting and a real privilege.  So many people are needed to make a show, but I will remember the man on the gate who said he’d slap my wrist if he saw me again as I’d gone wrong getting my security pass and had to do another loop round the site, and the security lady telling me grim but entertaining tales from Crufts!  Oh, and the girl from the massage stand strumming a chair alongside the guitar man playing near us.  I know!

I have been staying at the wonderful Bankcroft B and B with Kim, Jane and a resident blackbird I would love to take home so I can hear his song each morning.  It has been meeting everyone that has been the most special thing.  I have met the others who will be carrying on with me in July as ‘ExTextra’ starts and shared a lot in the spaces between chatting to visitors.  Kim has been a tonic for the soul in her enthusiastic, optimistic love of life and we have had a lot of laughs at over our evening meals.  

So here are some extra photos and, of course , lots on Kim’s site http://hot-textiles.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-experimental-textiles-end-of-year.html

  

  

  

The journeys all lined up

  

Mary’s journey quilt