Yes I was really there!!………..
And such wonderful accommodation too…….Then there are all the photos archived for future quilt inspiration - in my spare time!!……..
There is another Russian quilting blog that I have followed for several years HERE. Her work is outstanding especially her intricate machine quilting but she sells classes and quilts using my designs without any acknowledgement as to the source of the blocks………(yep - they are mine!)
I never followed it up but I did see her selling this quilt - another of my designs and now available via her site as a masterclass HERE………..
I am not really sure where she is going to get the provided patterns as the book is now out of print…..but wouldn't it be nice if she had only asked me or at least acknowledged the source of the design? Of course I would have said yes…….just a simple gesture and I think common courtesy. But a few days ago I did receive an email from Christi of Christi Friesen's Creative Neighbourhood telling me that she had come across my blog after searching for 'William Morris Embroidery'. It took her to my post from over five years ago HERE where I had shared photos of some amazing antique embroidered tablecloths that I had just purchased………….
So very clever and made from polymer…….this was part of her message…….thank you so much Michele! here's a pic of the polymer project... you can see why your image of the texture of the threads is so perfect as an inspirational shot! And thank you so much for your generosity and promptness! And yeah, i do always try to ask - we artists are all in this together, we have to support each other and not just grab, thanks again! Pretty much sums it all up I think - thanks Christi! Christi shared all this on her Facebook page so have a peek. So that is the end of my rant…..I don't do it often but if you know that Russian quilter do tell her I don't bite!