Before I began working on the Through Our Hands exhibition in Leamington Spa nearly 18 months ago, I started a Facebook group called Textile Arts
The idea was to show there was a following out there for quilts in art galleries rather than in shows. I'm not alone in this view I know, but I wanted absolute proof that I could show to my own local gallery. It quickly grew and my mission was successful.
Shortly after that I handed over the admin for the group to a lady called Neroli Henderson, and it's gone from strength to strength with about 5,000 followers. Do go and have a look if you haven't as it's a great place to post your work.
The group has been so successful that one of the leading Australian magazines, Down Under Textiles, asked to do an article on it, and of course, Neroli gave the history including how the group started and why, and included images of my work. I've just heard that they've done a beautiful article but haven't published any of my images. Why? The usual.
I confess I had thought the Ozzies were a bit more broad minded and understanding of these things than the Americans, but apparently not.
Because this blog seems to be just one long thread of such things at the moment, I'm taking a break from blogging in this format. If you'd like to keep up with the work and see how it develops, updates are on the website front page under Studio Blog.