Since my last post is from 2016 a lot has happened since then.
In september I made a wonderful trip to the USA, which started on Long Island.
I stayed there with my friends Beth and Phil. Beth had invited me to come with her to the meeting of the Empire Quilters in New York to show my Baskets Crazy Quilt.
It was wonderful to meet all these talented New York quilters.
We also had a great lecture from Katie Pasquini-Masopust.
She showed us a lot of her newest quilts, no pictures I am sorry because they will be publiced in her newest book.
She was a great and funny storyteller and I especially liked the way how she incorporated painted canvas in her quilts. You can find her beautiful work on: www.katiepm.com
In the lunch break I visited the City Quilter, the last chance for me to visit their shop, because they have closed now and are only selling on the Internet.
Bought some lovely New York fabrics, you see one of them above, ain't it gorgeous?
The next day Beth, Phil and I went by bus to the Bronx, to watch the New York Yankees game against the Tampa Rays. It was a long time on my bucket list to watch the NY Yankees and I have enjoyed it so much, eventhough they lost......
Since it was 9/11 that day, it was very moving to see how they commemorated the victims of 9/11 with lots of bagpipers, a giant American flag and of course the joint singing of the national anthem.
Here you see Beth and me at the Monument Walk.
We have spend some more wonderful days together, had diner in a lovely restaurant in Bellport, went to the Long Island beach, of course to JoAnns and other quiltstores. Phil made me his very tasty blueberry pancakes (I already hoped he would....). And I slept under this beautiful antique quilt made by one of their grandmothers. Once again thanks for inviting me Beth and Phil,I had a wonderful time and think back at it often!
After this stay Beth and I flew to Kansas City to the CQI Retreat. I will tell you more about this meeting next time.
Have some more wonderful news, the crazy quilt I made with flower baskets for the CQJP 2015 project is to see in the Spring 2017 Issue from the Our Quilting Journey Magazine, available on Magcloud.
The subject for this Spring issue is "Baskets", so lots of patterns and pictures for sane as well as crazy quilters. If you want to order a copy, you can visit: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1247195