ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Natural World Leads to Houston

This is the cover for the upcoming book "Art Quilt Portfolio: the Natural World". While I was away in Yellowknife, I received an email from Martha Sielman telling me that the book is due to be released very soon. I should receive my complementary copy in March. I see that it will be available from amazon.ca on April 3, 2012. You may recall me mentioning that I will be one of the featured artists in this new book. I also learned from the email I received this past week that Quilts Inc. plans to showcase a special exhibit of the work of artists who appear in the book at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. I was also asked if I could be at Houston to spend a bit of time in the booth to help sell and autograph books. Miraculously, I am not booked to teach in the period October 31 - November 4 when the show takes place, so I'm putting these dates on my calendar in ink and will keep my eyes open for a good price on flights! It can get a bit dicey finding a hotel room near the show if you don't book immediately after the previous show. Fortunately my friend Betty Busby, who is also a featured artist in the book, secured her hotel room right after the last show, and she has invited me to share her double room. It's been a few years since I've been to the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

The quilt on the cover is by Barbara McKie.


  1. That's wonderful news, Elaine. Congrats! If you need a caddy, sherpa or someone to wipe your brow while you sign those books, I could be convinced to stow away in your bag. :)

  2. Congratulations, Elaine! What wonderful news!

  3. Way to go Elaine! You are just rockin' the quilt world these days=)

  4. Hi, Elaine. Looks like a marvelous book. Congratulations!
    best from Tunisia,


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