Helloooo, Grand Rapids! I’ll be heading your way August 11-16 for AQS QuiltWeek and I am very excited. I’ll hit up my two favorite haunts, Reserve and San Chez for fantastic food and drink, do a little shopping downtown, and check out the beautiful architecture of this little gem of a Midwestern city.
AQS QuiltWeek brings top-notch quilters and textile artists to the region for one of the best shows of the year, and while I will be there with my usual booth on the vendor floor, I’m also slated to do a lecture on Japanese textiles on Friday, August 14 at noon in Ballroom D. I’ll be showing select pieces from my private collection of 19th century indigo, sashiko, katazome, and boro pieces, plus other lovely silks and cottons not shown in my booth. There will also be a little bonus for lecture attendees, so I hope to see you there. Register now to reserve your seat!
In the meantime, you can watch part 1 of my video on Deconstructing Kimono. Why? Because if you have an old kimono or yukata hanging around at the back of your closet somewhere, you might want to take it out and give it new life. Part 1 runs 15 minutes (sorry about that, I’m working on making things quick and easy but actually doing it is neither quick nor easy) and part 2 will be shorter. PLUS, at the end of part 2 I’ll be introducing a pattern and kit that will be available at AQS QuiltWeek that I think you will enjoy.
Check it out and subscribe to my channel. My son has challenged me to produce as much content as he does on his channel, so we’ll see how that goes.