These are some shots of my Exhibition Area. I was very pleased with how it looked and all the space I had - about 22 m which allowed me to hang my large quilts as well as my small. I still had some left in my suitcase though - maybe for next time.
Traders Hall - not very busy as it was lunch time and the Europeans take their lunch very seriously - as they should!
Anco Brouwer's work is beautiful. Her use of colour and texture is exquisite and her attention to detail is incredible.She doesn't have a web site - she is too busy creating her art. She showed me photos of the 3d work she will have at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and I can't wait to see it.
Trudy Kleinstein is from Switzerland and does most of her work totally by hand including this one which was my favourite of her work.
Sophie Furbeyre from Paris is also preparing an exhibition for the Festival of Quilts this year and I can't wait to see her new works. I love her use of felt and sheers and free motion stitching. We became great friends.
Another great new friend was Britta Ankenbauer (with the vibrant red hair) from Germany. She had an Exhibition of her Masterclass Students. She must be a great teacher as the exhibition was amazing. Loved her work too. Couldn't take any photos there but check out her website.
I never tired of hearing people say 'C'est Manifique!' when they were looking at my exhibition. Did wonders for self esteem.
I also was very taken with the work of Marialuisa Sponga from Italy who was the most elegant and delightful lady. She didn't speak English but we stil managed to communicate.
The fabulous organisers even had a thank you drinks event on Sunday after it was all over to thank everyone. What a treat.
Here are some images of the surrounding areas. This was the view from my hotel room although the cows were all collected one morning and never returned so I think they were possibly going to be next week's meal.
Sunset at 10pm from my hotel window