Think about visiting next August. The weather should be great, the sights – fantastic as always, and we can visit the Festival of Quilts!
And just how am I going to do that…..you may be asking yourself. Welllll…….think about coming along on the tour I’ll be teaching on next August…which will visit the Festival of Quilts in Birmingahm, London, the Cotswalds and much more packed into nine fabulous days.
The tour is sponsored by Sew Many Places, a very popular tour company with quilters…and to quote the Wall Street Journal (always fun to quote on my textile blog!)…..
“Sew Many Places is a global and upscale tour company for quilters.”
It can’t be said much better than that! For more information on the tour, visit their website at
You’ll find the itinerary and other enticing bits of information…..plus the important details like the price! (which is very good!)
We’ll be visiting one of my favorite places in London….the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Ironically, when I was going through my photos of past trips to post, I found this one of my sitting on the steps of the V&A a few years ago, studying the map of all the goodies inside. What a glorious assortment……garments, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, textiles….and the list goes on and on AND includes a great bookstore.
If you’re a reader of my blog….you know that I LOVE to travel and am up for going just about anywhere; HOWEVER the UK is truly one of my favorites. My husband’s brother lives about an hour from London, and we have the opportunity to visit there pretty often. Combining teaching with a visit there is my idea of a perfect job! I particularly love the contrast between the sophistication of London….with the story-book charm of the villages in the country side. And….one of the best parts……they speak our language! (pretty much anyway) Of course, not speaking the language is absolutely no reason to hold me back from a travel adventure, but I have to admit it’s kind of nice in the UK to be able to easily ask directions to the nearest Starbucks. (Ok, I admit it…..not even in England can I drink tea. I’m a Northwest girl….and a coffee addict!)
I’m very excited about visiting the Festival of Quilts. For those of you who may not be familiar, it’s become one of Europe’s most popular and respected shows. I’ve never been there….and I’m very excited to soak it all up.
There’s nothing like a visit to another culture to totally inspire and motivate us. There’s so much to see and remember and bring back to our own work. I am a passionate believer in travel as background to good work. I would love to have you along on the trip……I hope you’ll find out more and see if you can make it happen. I know you won’t be disappointed.
So……Cheerio…..(I’m not sure they REALLY say that but it sounds good!)