I am delighted to share with you the news that my quilt "Poppies for JPC" will be one of the twenty on exhibit at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City this upcoming weekend - June 19, 20 and 21. You can read all about the exhibit and indeed the Museum by going here to the Museum page but be sure to look at page 2 for this weekend's events. It looks like a fascinating museum.
In addition to the exhibit at the Liberty Memorial there is also a major quilt show, The 2015 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival on at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland, KS. More details are here.
This trip is a double thrill for me as a quilter because I also have a quilt in the Beatles collection which will be hung at the KC Quilt Festival.
And the capstone for my excitement happened earlier today when I found that Barbara Brackman had included mention and photographs of my quilt on her blog. Go have a look here. Be sure to look at the links that Barbara has provided - as usual they are full of fun and interesting details.
This is one of the facets of quiltmaking that I love the most; the opportunity to meet and mingle with others in distant places but united by a love of quilt making. In addition to at last being able to meet Denniele who created the project to begin with (she will be at the Liberty Memorial fulltime for the three days) I am also hoping to at last meet Barbara while I am at the KC Quilt Festival. As you know I have made several projects as a result of the wonderful research and sharing of knowledge that Barbara so generously puts up on her blog. And won't it be fun to see our Beatles collection hung so far from where they started!
Do look out for me if you find yourself at the show - I'll be the one floating along on cloud 9! I might even have on my Beatles (Yellow Submarine) hangtag to alert a passerby to chat to me about that exhibit. I'd love to meet and greet with new people while I am in an unfamiliar part of the country.