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Thread: My first One Woman Show

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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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    Lovely display. Hope you had some white-glove help and weren't there all alone.

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    What a great show! It must have been a thrill to see your works all in a show!

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    I love your work. It is so beautiful. What an accomplishment. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Lovely display. Hope you had some white-glove help and weren't there all alone.
    My good ol' DH helped me set up and I had several of the villagers on tea and coffee duty. The stands I used were kindly lent by an artist who lives in village - her husband made them for her annual art show and they worked really well for my quilts - we just hung the battens on butcher's hooks over the netting. I am lucky to live in a great community where everyone 'mucks in' as we say!

    Overseas ladies - come to a workshop - I'll throw in Bed and Breakfast! :lol:

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    wow that is great

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    What a great thing to do, and now you will have workshops, I wish you were closer!!

    Your work is fantastic !!

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    What a wonderful weekend! Your work is beautiful!

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    Fantastic display, well presented and what beautiful work you do !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mare
    Fantastic display, well presented and what beautiful work you do !!!
    My sentiments exactly!!!

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    Beautiful quilts!!

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    Beautiful Job!

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    Beautiful work. I'm bookmarking. Great inspritation.

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    Wow! This is wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Totally awesome. I see you got hit by the OBW. Yours are gorgeous. All of the quilts look gorgeous. Thank you for all your hard work spreading the word that quilting is actually an art form.

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    You are a super star and your quilts are beautiful.

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