Several weeks ago I got an e-mail from a person named Aisling Walsh, Events Coordinator of the International Quilting Festival of Ireland. It was an invitation to show my vintage 1970s quilt, "Wild Thing" in the "Feeling Groovy" exhibit of this year's festival in Galway, Ireland. Yesterday was the deadline for registration, and I made it just in time. "Wild Thing" is going to Ireland!!
I found this quilt a few years ago, under a table in the Palmer Wirfs Antiques Expo at the Portland Expo Center. At first, the quilt baffled me. It was far younger than anything I'd collected and wasn't an "antique" - but it was very vibrant, full of joy, and I just had to have it. As it turned out, this quilt launched me into collecting the quilts of this period.
So, "Wild Thing" gets to go on a fantastic voyage to Ireland. How cool is that??
The International Quilting Festival of Ireland will take place in Galway, Ireland, June 7-9, 2013. For more information about the event, click here.