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Many of us remember meeting Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson when they were in Kenya in January 2011. Few, if any of us will have an opportunity to study with either of them. This video, suggested to us by Princess Mutero, may be as close as we come! Find other wonderful quilting techniques on video at YouTube.com.
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The Quilt Life has most graciously granted us permission to publish a copy of the article “Kwilting in Kenya” from its October 2011 issue. This article, written by our own Dena Dale Crain, features some of our finest quilts as it describes patchwork quilting amongst members of the Kenya Quilt Guild.
The article has members-only access until the magazine comes off the newsstands. To download the article, you must use the private password. If you are not a Kenya Quilt Guild Member, check back with us in November, when Kwilting in Kenya will be made public.
If you cannot wait until November to see the article, or if you simply want to get in now on one of the Library Journal’s 10 Best New Magazines of 2010, find more information at The Quilt Life. At USD $24.99 for six issues, it’s a great deal!
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Kenya now boasts two certified patchwork quilt judges! We are pleased to have these two new professionally qualified quilt judges as part of the quilting community in Kenya.
Gill Rebelo and Dena Crain both earned their official patchwork quilt judge certification during the 16th South African National Quilt Festival in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The presentations were made during the “Alive with Colour” Prize-Giving Dinner on June 26, hosted by the Good Hope Quilters’ Guild and were awarded to each candidate by their tutors Sue Prins, Jenny Hermans, Elsa Brits and Odette Tolksdorf.
Gill’s and Dena’s successes were duly acknowledged by the Kenya Quilt Guild at our last meeting.
“This flying geese concept with Ricky unfolds some of the quilting mysteries. Makes me want to quilt more and more…” Princess Mutero has shared a video on YouTube with us:
One Seam Flying Geese Quilt Block: Ricky Tims teaches Alex Anderson how to make a flying geese block with just one seam.
Here are the newest patchwork quilt judges in Africa, shown in this group photograph taken by quilt judge certification tutor Jenny Hermans in Stellenbosch during the 16th South African National Quilt Festival. Among them are our own Gill Rebelo and Dena Crain.
The Kenya Quilt Guild is proud to congratulate all of these successful candidates, and to wish them well in their future service to the world of patchwork quilting!