Monday, 27 August 2012

How great is the quilting community?

I was going to go for a more obviously title to this post as it is basically going to be aimed at making you all jealous but then I realised it was more than that.

On Tuesday evening the London Modern Quilt Guild got to meet Tula Pink!!!

She was in the UK for the festival of quilts and got in touch with us to give us a talk. We arranged a meal in a pub in knightsbridge and the tone of the evening was set while we were eating and the tv starting showing channel 4s Embarrassing Bodies. Some very explicit diagrams of male to female sex change operations are not what you really need when trying to impress a quilting celebrity!!!

But it did relax everyone and Tula gave us a great talk on how she designs, showed us loads of drawings and fabric samples then some amazing quilts. I was far too busy drooling to get many pics and none of them are very good but the one below was stunning.

But was an evening with the lovely Tula enough? No, it wasn't! It turned out she had couple of days on her own in London so I basically inflicted my company on her for one of the days and she kindly didn't report me to police as a stalker.

We went to the V&A of course, where else would you take a designer? We met up with Ruth from Twohippos there and the pic below is of Tula and Ruth in the William Morris dining rooms.

Then we headed off to Liberties where Tula's fabric is now on sale. She wouldn't let me take a pic with her and the fabric, I know it would have been very cheesy! It looked like it is selling well though.

After lots of chatting and cafes and celeb spotting I finally had to let her go free in the evening but I had a wonderful day.

So if you are at all tempted by her fabric let me encourage you to buy lots as she really is a great person and I for one am very happy to see someone with huge talent and a fab personality get rewarded for all their hard work.

Go on, you know you are only looking for an excuse to buy more fabric anyway!

13 comments:

Charlotte said...

aargh!!!! the envy is keeeeling me!

She is so amazingly creative and brilliant - I really enjoyed her talk!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

She is very cool isn't she :) How nice of her to come to talk our group. I love how she hides little things in some of her fabrics - too cool.

Susan Standen said...

I met Tula at the FoQ through Laura Jane and for the brief time we chatted she seemed absolutely brilliant. So pleased you got to spend a fab day with her.

Sarah said...

Am positively green.... must be so freakin cool to live in the London Modern Quilting Guild's stomping ground!!

Liz DandeliondD said...

I am totally utterly envious.

LMQG, V&A, Liberty and Tula Pink sounds like my perfect day atm.

Di said...

I'm green - green with envy. Looks like a brilliant evening. Di x

Marg said...

I think we are all green with envy. That sounds like an absolutely perfect day.

Shay said...

Lucky Lucky you! Oh my goodness...you got to hang with Tula!

Leanne said...

I knew that you would like that guild. It sounds like a wonderful time, and I am glad to hear she is lovely as I do love her fabric.

Kelly said...

Tula rocks! I bought her Space dust pattern after seeing her on tuesday, cant wait to get started on it :)

diannajessie said...

You lucky person, now I'm wishing I'd been in London for her talk - inspirational, I'm sure!

Pennie said...

I'm so sick I missed that dinner, but that quilt is amazing! Really hope they've got the right fabric there on Sunday!

Gertie Pye said...

Heeeeee it was fab wasn't it?! Just back from holiday today so I will upload my Tula pictures asap.