It’s been a very busy week, hardly had any time to breathe, let alone write on my blog. So, a quick update.

Last Tuesday I went to talk to the owner of one of the local quilt-shops (De Witte Pimpernel)about starting a children’s course. While I was there we had a visit from a journalist from the local paper who wanted to write an article about quilt-shops. She was so enthusiastic about the idea for a children’s course that she wrote us a great article in Friday’s paper, including a photo of the shop with Ria (the owner of the shop) and yours truly. Getting free publicity is wonderful but we still had a course to put together in time for the Open Day at the shop on Saturday. Despite the fact that absolutely everything and everyone seemed to conspire against us (unexpected visits, the weather, you name it), we managed to finish everything just in time.

The Open Day was a great success. We had a lot of visitors interested in the various courses on offer. I had a wonderful time talking to all these people about the wonderful world of quilting. Some of the ladies were very interested in the children’s course. Not for their children though, they wanted to do it themselves! So now I have to write an adapted version of my course for adults. It looks like I have a busy autumn ahead!

There was also a lot of interest for my needle-felting work so I think I’ll be teaching a class with the embellisher (in Dutch: punchmachine) as well. Isn’t it great to be able to share what you love doing with others?

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