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Honey, I'm home! I'm back from AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, and lived to tell about it. More or less. In this episode, I describe my experiences in Paducah, including a meet-up with a listener, scalping tickets to a class, and a conversation with a very nice police officer. Oh, and quilts. Plus I announce the winners of my 3rd Podcastaversary Giveaway, and what's up for the next episode! Thanks for listening!

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My report on the Ricky Tims Super Seminar here in Rochester this weekend. In a nutshell: Great time! But listen to the episode for more detail. I've also posted some pics on my blog.

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I just came back from a road trip to North Carolina State University to see the "Textiles of Exile" exhibit at the Gregg Museum. In this episode, I describe my experience seeing works of textile art created by immigrants, refugees, and displaced persons. Incredible. Also in this episode: The winner of the drawing for the hand-dyed embellishments and pattern from quilt teacher Karen Lee Carter; listener feedback; Sandy Update, and more information on the Two Year Podcastaversary month of giveaways!

Links in this episode:

"Textiles of Exile: Fiber arts made by immigrants, refugees, and displaced persons," exhibit at the Gregg Museum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC: www.ncsu.edu/gregg

Mapula Embroidery Project (photos of work): http://www.southern-art-exchange.com/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&Itemid=82&gid=112

Amazwi Abesifazane/Voices of Women--South Africa: http://www.cas.org.za/projects/voices.htm

Zimbabwe Artists Project: http://zimbabweartistsproject.org/

Hmong Story Cloths: Google to find images--here's one site of many: http://www.gotlaos.com/hmstcl.html.

Los Hilos de la Vida (Threads of Life): http://artandremembrance.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.showHilos

Community Partners in Action, Connecticut (prisoners' art): http://www.cpa-ct.org/ (Current exhibitions include one featuring work by women, the other by men--information on their website)

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In this episode, I talk about my adventures getting to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and about the festival itself. I describe the lectures I attended and my purchases, and a visit with rocket scientists at NASA. A little bit of Sandy Update on the quilting front, and some listener feedback. Good times are had by all!

If you're interested in more information about The Quirky Quilter, contact Kim Fess (the Quirky Quilter herself), at kimfess at aol.com.

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MidAtlantic Podcasters

We had a great time at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA, last weekend! Check out our conversation between our Celebrity Listeners and Frances of Off-Kilter Quilt, AJ of The Quilting Pot, Tanesha of Crafty Garden Mom, Pam of Hip to Be a Square, and myself.  Pictured above--back row, left to right, Frances, me. Front row, left to right: Pam, AJ, Tanesha.

More pictures:

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For more pictures taken during the conversation, here's a few more links:

Pam's pictures: http://flic.kr/p/byzXhi (and others in that stream)

AJ's pictures: http://flic.kr/p/bkKKiE (and others in that stream)

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