…it’s nearly Art Quilt Campus time! After a rather quiet, subdued and very hot summer (most of which I spent indoors for health reasons) I am busy packing and preparing for Art Quilt Campus 2018.
One of the things I do in July is to order the PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton… which my supplier completely botched this year. I spent today sorting it all out and I think I reached a mutually agreeable solution. I really didn’t need a bolt – but my participants really do!
What I LOVE to do in anticipation of Art Quilt Campus is gathering little useful gifts for each participant.
But wait: Before I forget, there will be chocolate and gummies… for those moments where we need a change of pace! I believe I will be able to entice any tastebud.. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate and Maynards are sure to keep everyone happy!
Each year I try to find something a little different for a special gift. This time I was able to locate a useful little gadget that caught my interest and I can’t wait to share it with everyone at Art Quilt Campus this year.
2018 marks the sixth consecutive year of facilitating Art Quilt Campus, unofficially it is our seventh year…). We coined the name “Art Quilt Campus” in 2012 during the last season that Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake took place. The seven keen participants that year loved their time as the only students on campus so much that an idea was born. When the UofS closed Emma Lake in November 2012 announcing it via the news media it was time to find a way to carry on the great thing we established. Art Quilt Campus grew from a one week event to two weeks and this year it returns to a one week event. This year we welcome 15 participants from Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Many of them have participanted in a year-long textile arts challenge which will be revealed on Sunday evening… I am so looking forward to this and I know I am not alone in my joyful anticipation.
At this time there are no plans for 2019. Health, (hopefully) selling our house and ultimately moving will be my exclusive focus starting in September. However, I am entertaining the idea to revive AQC in the future once I know what life has in store for all of us. Do follow us next week as the events begin to unfold on Sunday, August 19th! After connecting with two long time participants via telephone earlier today I can hardly wait to see everyone!