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Now that the Kenya Quilt Guild has had its own exhibition at Sarit Centre, held over the weekend of April 12-14–a resounding success, by the way–all our quilters are busy making and finishing off quilts for the upcoming London International Quilt Festival, to be held June 12-15. The theme and title for the festival is “Out of Africa,” and Kenya patchwork quilters will definitely be putting their best efforts on display there.
Work shown in our exhibition at Sarit Centre gives you some idea of what to expect if you plan to attend the festival in London:
In addition to quilts on display and for sale, we will be teaching workshops and bringing fabrics, embellishments and so much more! Workshops include:
- African Rhinoceros Appliqué taught by Bev Revelo from Zimbabwe
- Contemporary African Fiber Arts taught by Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, a fabric/quilt artist living in San Antonio, Texas
- Fabric Stamping Safari taught by Paula Benjaminson, previously of Namibia and Gabon
- How to Make an African Quilt taught by our own Dena Crain, resident of Kenya for over twenty years
Registration for workshops is open now! Don’t miss this great opportunity to join in the fun at this first ever international quilt festival featuring the quilts from “Out of Africa!”
Canada–have a good look! We’re coming to you next!
Find us at the London International Quilt Festival: Out of Africa in June!
The Annual General Meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on the third Thursday of April, the 18th of the month, at the Simba Union Hall off Forest Road near Limuru Road, starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. If you wish to become a member of the Kenya Quilt Guild and to vote during this meeting, your dues for 2013 must be paid before the meeting begins.
Dues of KES 1,500/- can be paid at the meeting venue or, more conveniently, to Kundan Pattni at The Woman Shop, Sarit Centre, Westlands.
We hope to see you there in good time to participate fully in this most important meeting of the year!
During the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild, to be held at the Simba Union, 10:00 a.m. on April 18th, 2013, we will consider and hopefully approve revisions to the current KQG Constitution. The proposed revisions can be found as red text in the current document, accompanied by footnote explanations for each proposed revision. If you have paid your 2013 KQG dues and will be voting for the election of officers and proposed amendments to the Constitution, please familiarize yourself with the new document and be prepared to discuss it:
Check out this report of a trunk show given at the London Central Library: http://www.lfpress.com/2013/02/03/there-will-be-a-sneak-preview-monday-leading-up-to-the-international-festival-here-in-june.
Garnet Smalley, organizer of the London International Quilt Festival to be held in London, Ontario, Canada, in June, 2013, is hosting a series of patchwork quilt trunk shows throughout the province and beyond.
Kenya Quilt Guild members will be sending their quilts and themselves to London for this great event, a revised repeat of our earlier show held in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, in 2008.
We hope everyone will be able to join us for this fantastic “first”–a major international quilt festival featuring ONLY quilts from or about Africa!!