Friday, March 8, 2013

I'm Going to China

I thought having my Rise and Shine, Inner City quilt on the cover of the catalog for The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America was about as big a thrill as I could have. . . until I got the phone call saying SouthArts and ArtsMidwest were sending me to the opening at the Dalian Modern Museum in Dalian, China. Here are a few pictures from the first venue in Shanghai:
 
I am excited about being a quilt representative and sharing my passion with the Chinese people, as well as learning more about their interest in quilting and the arts. My daughter Linda (an academic librarian at USM) will go with me, and we hope to visit some libraries also. I've been so busy preparing my lecture/demo/presentations that I have neglected to post on my blog for others to enjoy. I promise to post more!

3 comments:

Jeanne Marklin said...

OMG, as the kids write! Great news and so exciting! There was a 60 Minutes piece on China last week, and some of the architecture was dramatic and beautiful. I'm so happy for you - have a great trip!

Jeanne Marklin said...

OMG! That's great and exciting news! Have a wonderful time - I know you will make many new friends. What a fantastic opportunity - and you get your daughter to come too. Congratulations!

Martha said...

We have had some very special Chinese friends for many years, and I have always wanted to visit their country. I will get to speak in Dalian and Beijing.