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Canada–have a good look! We’re coming to you next!
Find us at the London International Quilt Festival: Out of Africa in June!
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!!
Above is a painting of my quilt African Pots by Ron Harwood of Ailsa Craig, together with a picture of the original quilt that it depicts. It is hanging in Ailsa Craig Park, together with a painting of a Russian quilt from the Russian exhibition held in Ailsa Craig in 2007.
The plan is to have one quilt from each international exhibition painted and on permanent display.
After Garnet and Suzanne, organizers of our 2008 exhibition in Canada, relocated to London, Ontario, where our 2013 exhibition will be held, the local townsfolk in Ailsa Craig decided to continue the tradition ofinternational quilt exhibitions which Garnet had begun. To commemorate each country exhibiting, a painting will be displayed in the Park.
This is just in from Owen Calverley, organizer of the International Quilt Convention Africa which will be held July 27-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa, about the Dreams Challenge:
Hello IQCAfrica fans
Entries for the Dreams quilt challenge officially closed on 1 May. Since then however, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from quilters who missed the deadline. Rather than have UFO’s lying all over Africa, we have extended the deadline until Tuesday 15 May.
The following is addressed to all quilters living in Africa:
If your entry is almost finished or even only just begun, you have another 12 days to get it ready and photographed! Just in case you missed the notice, the Dreams exhibition will be also going to France in September for exhibition at the very prestigious European Patchwork Meeting. After IQCAfrica 2012 we will pack up the entire collection of Dreams quilts and personally escort them to France. Will one of YOUR quilts be one of them??
Before sending your entry, check the rules and requirements here to save yourself and us much time and agony: http://iqcafrica.ning.com/page/quilt-challenge
Send your entries to: email@example.com – we are watching that mailbox for your entry!
The IQCAfrica Team
PS: If you HAVE sent in an entry but not yet received acknowledgement of receipt from us, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0860 62 63 62 during office hours.
Visit IQCAfrica at: http://iqcafrica.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network and while you’re there, sign up for some of the fabulous workshops and lectures that will be on tap. Let’s ALL go to South Africa for the IQCAfrica!!
PS: Notice from the submission guidelines that it is only the Entry form that must be submitted by May 15, not the actual quilt itself.