ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

France is in the Future


I have one other very exciting piece of news to share today.  I have known about this for about two months, and think it is now OK for me to share since I completed the paperwork and signed the agreement today.  I've been invited to the South of France (St. Jean de Luz) to exhibit my work for four days, May 30 - June 2, 2013, at the Quilt en Sud Festival of Patchwork and Textile Art.  The Festival runs every other year, and invites international artists to exhibit.  What that means is that I will be on site for four days to speak to visitors about my work.  I expect to be taking a small show (about 10 pieces of work).  My main role is as an exhibitor but I was also invited to submit a proposal to teach.  I have done that and we shall see what the outcome is.  Stay tuned for more details.  I'm really excited about how my quilts are helping me see more of the world since I am really hooked on travel.  St. Jean de Luz is in the Basque region of France, about 20 km from Spain.

19 comments:

  1. Felicitations, mon amie! Maintenant, tu doit pratique ton francais, n'est-ce pas? Bien sur! ;-)

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    1. Well now Margaret, I understood what you wrote, but can't respond in French. You are right! However, all my communications with the organization have been in English, and they have had other international artists visiting, so I'm assuming they are prepared to take a uni-lingual, english-speaking guest artist? I had an interpreter when I taught at Quebec Quilts a couple of months ago, but found we were able to communicate most of the time without her.

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  2. How VERY exciting for you, Elaine! The rest of us will have to be content with basking in the light of reflected glory! Seriously, this is a fabulous honour and an exciting opportunity for you . Congratulations!

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  3. Félicitations! C'était des bonnes nouvelles. :)

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    1. Thank you Heather :-) I might have to take you with me!

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  4. A really wonderful reward for all your hard work. Enjoy this experience.

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  5. Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity and experience.

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  6. Well, what great news, and I salute the organizers for recognizing your amazing work. I've not been to France, but Spain is wonderful. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Martha, I've only been through the airport in Paris, on my way to Italy, so I haven't been ther either, nor have I been to Spain.

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  7. The South of France! It doesn't get much better than that! Kudos on getting the exhibit.

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    1. "South of France" does have a nice ring to it, doesn't it Norma? Will take a bit of vacation there when my duties are completed.

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  8. Elaine, you are most deserving. How lovely!

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    1. Why thank you Barb, how kind of you!

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  9. Félicitations Elaine! J'adore le sud de la France! Need an accompanying translator? ;-)

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    1. I would love to take an accompanying translator Anne-Marie, and if you've been to that region you'd make a great guide too I'm sure!

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  10. I am very excited to meet you there! I discovered your great works at "quilt inspiration blog" and your quilts will be greatly admired in St-Jean-de-Luz!
    Amicalement,
    Katell

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