A busy week took it's toll and I took it a little easier today. But I've had to do a little archiving for a project...and I thought you might like to see the project.
This quilt was designed on computer... and I have to admit, that since I've had my mac, I've done very little designing in this format.... however, the purchase of EQ6 in November should rectify that.... This quilt was designed after I visited The Edinburgh Museum in Scotland. The roses are Rennie Macintosh inspired. I designed the quilt for a fabric company who used it a a fund raiser for Breast Cancer, I think it was featured in Quilters Companion. I had to work with the fabric given to me by the company.... so it was a little challenging...
I had a great time with some pretty special ladies over the past couple of days... I think they have done a wonderful job on their quilts... Of course, they are not finished... but they are in transition.
I have some, but these days I call them 'Auditions'
Now this little beauty has been auditioned for over 15 years, I found it in a bag the other day... and here is the post card that I documented it's making....
1996, I took it with me to Chile, Argentina, Japan, Thailand, Quilt Camp at Roseworthy and Kangaroo Island... whoow.
It's still not finished... probably never will be...
Now the beginning of this quilt has an interesting story. I began it when I was at an AFS (American Field Service) conference in Sydney.
A few days after I arrived I started to cough, and I coughed and coughed and coughed... it was really embarrassing. Friend Sue and I were staying in a "luxurious' hotel on the outskirts of Kings Cross and just down from Oxford Street. Both areas are a a little upon the shady side you could say.
I decided I needed to see a Dr, so Sue and I walked up to Oxford St to the nearest clinic. There we sat in the waiting room with the most unusual characters... in fact as another one came in, we sort of sat a little closer together for solidarity... I was coughing all the while.... Dr diagnosed asthma... but I knew it wasn't and to be honest it turned out to be whooping cough. I went to pay the Dr, and he said "Oh this is a free clinic honey' smirk...... Then as we went out, we noticed in big letters on the door that it was the "Aids Clinic" Now days I don't think they would even write that on the door....
i felt like saying to the Dr, "we're wives and Mothers and we have 24 children between us...
I guess he wouldn't have believed that either...!!!!!!!
To calm our nerves we went down the street to a coffee shop and perched on the bar stools facing the wall. Sue ordered coffee and I decided to look at the information posted all over the walls.... 'How nice I thought, a community information board" When Sue came back with the coffee's I was numb.... the information was for same sex .....stuff..... we chucked down the coffees, bolted out of the door and went back to the hotel laughing between the coughs....
Well the whooping cough lasted 6 months and I was a sick chick... but the story is priceless.... As for the UFO.... maybe I'll give it away....!!!
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