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Thread: My first One Woman Show

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    k3n
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    Last weekend, I held an exhibition of my work in my local Village Hall to help raise money for our Restoration Fund and I wanted to share with you all. We set up on the Friday and it was quite a thrill to see all my work together in one place - it was very interesting as well to see my progression from where I started with very traditional patterns and techniques into where I am now which is much more contemporary and 'artsy' in style.

    I was really nervous about it - what if no one comes? What if they DO come and are rude about my work? And so on..... :mrgreen:

    Anyway... ppl came - about 80 over the weekend and it was fantastic, I loved it! I did some demos of FMQ and on stacking and layering fabric for kaleidoscope and there was lots of interest - so much so that I'm going to start giving workshops come September. There was a mix of ppl - quilters and non-quilters and it was great to talk to ppl with different points of view on what I do - as art, as craft, etc... I like to talk so that was probably the best part!

    Here's some pics... :-D

    A view of the Hall with my work hanging
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    A view looking back
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    Another view with my WIP corner in the foreground and a handquilting project in progress
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    My sewing corner and me seeing if I can still FMQ on my old machine!
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    Me giving a demo of kaleidoscopes
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    Another view and my WIP corner
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    A hand pieced and quilted Medallion Star and my WIP The Thirteenth Fandango - the pattern is available here to board members
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    What a wonderful display and I am so pleased you have plenty of viewers as you deserve it. Did you manage to raise any money for such a wonderful cause?

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    Stunning! It must have been thrilling to see all your work featured. Amazing displays!

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    Wow. You are soooo talented. I am glad that so many people got to see your amazing work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK
    What a wonderful display and I am so pleased you have plenty of viewers as you deserve it. Did you manage to raise any money for such a wonderful cause?
    Yes we did! We had a donations basket and ppl were very generous and we sold teas, coffees and cakes as well. I was lucky enough to sell a couple of smaller items so I gave a portion of that to the fund. Perhaps the best thing is the potential for workshops - that will benefit both me AND the Hall! :-D

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    You do beautiful work!

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    Well done k3n!! Your work is stunning and I am sure you will go far!!! I wish I didn't live so far away, I would love to come to one of your workshops.

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    Fantastic. Your work is wonderful. I wish you were closer, I would love to learn some of the things you do. Oh well, some day. Keep up the good work.

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    Congratulations!!!!!

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    Wow I'm really impressed!! That is awesome congratulations!

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