We have a German orchestral exchange student with us for a week, so my sewing room has to become a girl's bedroom for now. As the sewing machine packs away in to a Horn cabinet, it was quite quick, but i needed a textile fix somehow. The contemporary Quilt Group AGM was at the right time.
On the way there, a selection of London signs, old and new, with some intriguing spelling of foreign food
Then, at the meeting, a chance to see some of the journal quilts in the flesh. These did not disappoint. Ninety six of last year's journals will be on display at the Creative Stitches event at Excel next week, and I will be there stewarding on Saturday 5th April.
The speaker was an intriguing artist, Elizabeth Tarr, who was a new name to me. Elizabeth works with indigo and stitch on brown paper, taking her inspiration from her travels and from favourite paintings, including a long series based on Las Meninas.