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:

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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!”