I did tell her I love her work and visited her exhibition - I didn't do the selfie thing so no photo! And it gets better! As I found myself sitting beside Ethelda Ellis, opposite sat my online quilty friends Tomomi McElwee @ Slaney Handcraft and Lena @Quilt Art! Tomomi I know for a few years now and it was wonderful to meet Lena in person as I am also a huge fan of her gorgeous work.
|Lena handed me her camera to take this photo of her being awarded the prize for excellence!|
In fact not only did Lena win the viewers choice at our Evolution exhibition, she won the award for excellence for the same piece. She is on a roll as she also won her category in the Bloggers Quilt Festival too! Congratulations Lena, well deserved, every bit of it!
|Lena's beautiful quilt Fallen by the Wayside|
|Detail of Archaeopteryx|
I am still catching up with myself after the AGM and the talk by Quilt Artist Dorothy Russell (click here for the link to her website to see her intricate panel work). So I though I would share some of my favourite quilts from Evolution, the IPS National exhibition that was hosted by our branch in Limerick in the summer.
|Four Winds textile Group|
|Cecilia O'Doherty - A Brief History|
|My Quilt on the Human family tree - the Hominidae (you are here!) Needs a good steaming - pesky fold lines!|
|Me in front of my quilt Same but Different|
|Mum had to have a photo too!|