Thursday, April 1, 2010
Bursting to Tell
I have some news which I have been absolutely bursting to tell you and am now able to.
I have been awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson International Quilt Teacher Scholarship, Houston, USA for 2010.
Jewel Pearce Patterson was one of the founders of Quilts, Inc. and the mother of Karey Bresenhan who is the current president of this organization. Quilts Inc. sponsors three major quilt festivals and two quilt markets each year. In 1990, this organization developed a scholarship for quilting teachers and one teacher is chosen for this prestigious award. This year is even more special as it would have been the 100th birthday of Jewel Patterson and I feel especially honoured.
The scholarship covers airfare and accommodation and a full program of workshops at the 2010 Houston Quilt Market and Festival and is an opportunity of a lifetime. The following year I will be required to mount an exhibition of my work and that of my students at the Houston Quilt Festival and it also travels to the other Festivals. What an extraordinary opportunity (actually terrifyingly scary) to show my
work to so many people.
A formal announcement will be released from Quilts Inc but I have been given permission to tell my nearest and dearest quilting family before I explode with excitement.