|Packing for the trip
We had equipment failure which prevented the PowerPoint pictures, but I had lots of real quilts and fiber art to show. I told the group that I owed a debt of gratitude to GSQA for hossting the many educational seminars and bringing in great national teachers I had learned from over the years. It was after GSQA's first seminar in 1984 at USM Long Beach that four of us in Hattiesburg formed Pine Belt Quilters. . . and the rest is history.
In spite of thunderstorms moving across the area, there were about 165 quilters present.
|Lunch at the GSQA Quarterly Meeting
|Poster outside Dalian Modern Museum
Among my favorite pictures are the ones of the crowds getting up close to see the quilts after I spoke. I had an interpreter with me at all times, but many of the students asked questions in English and understood much on their own. I donated one of my pieces, "Butterfly Crossing," to the Dalian museum and enjoy thinking that the people will enjoy seeing it and remembering the exhibit.
|Gift of "Butterfly Crossing" to Dalian Modern Museum
|Students getting close