Today I send a big 'thankyou' to the other side of the world to Lisa Walton, textile artist, teacher, author and former President of SAQA. Following on from the 2 short video presentations of 2 of my newer pieces I shared in my last post, I am delighted that a new video interview featuring my quilt '3 Wise Words' is premiering today today. You can see the quilt on my website here. A few months ago I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Lisa Walton for another of her very popular 'Quilt Stories'. You can view the video by clicking the image or link below.
Lisa and I met several years ago in Birmingham, UK, at the Festival of Quilts. Meeting people and making friends is one of the great pleasures of attending such an event (as well as seeing all the amazing quilts and galleries) and is something I am sure we are all longing for after the long and difficult period of isolation we have endured due to the Covid-19 virus.
Lisa is a very relaxed and laidback person and makes the whole interview process very easy and enjoyable, and I think that shows through in her videos. She has interviewed over 40 quilt artists so far and all the videos can be viewed directly from her website by clicking the button below. Have a browse through the list and then pace yourself - I'm sure you will want to watch more than a few!
One of the most unexpected parts in the interview was the moment we both discovered another connection we have; Midsomer Quilting, my favourite quilt shop. As the saying goes.... it's a small world. I'm sure De, Birgitta and Chris will be tickled!
Speaking of which, with the relaxation of Covid rules here in the UK next week Midsomer Quilting will be opening for visitors once again starting on Monday 12th April, and as a treat to us all they will be open every day for the first week. For more information see the MQ website, midsomerq.com/
Hope you enjoy the video,
Thanks for looking.