The biggest quilt show in the UK is 'Festival of Quilts' in Birmingham. It takes place every year in August, and there are always a lot of interesting workshops - some only 90 minutes, other one or two days. I had planned to be there for four days: One day to look at the quilts, the a two-day workshop with a super German teacher who asked me to help her a little when she gets stuck with the language, and then another day of taking in all the eye candy.
Then today I get an email from the organizers of the show. They have added a handful of interesting 'stuff', amongst them a couple of workshops. My head was saying 'don't', but my fingers were filling in the form and my heart was whispering 'You only live once, despite of what that James Bond film is called, and you are not a cat', and 'Go on! Have some fun!'.
So I have now added two days to my hotel booking, and will turn up in Birmingham two days earlier than planned, all bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready for anything. The two day workshop is called 'Serendipity Wedges' with Polly Hempen ( http://www.pattihempen.com/) and seems to be about kaleidoscopes, something I have wanted to do for a long time.
Please, keep your fingers crossed that the FoQ organizers don't send any more enticing emails.
From the edge of Sherwood Forest, home of Robin Hood
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