Sunday, February 24, 2008

Karen Eckmeier's Visit

About 230 members turned up on Friday night to hear Karen speak. She gave us a virtual workshop in both her 'Happy Villages' and 'Accidental Landscape' classes. This meant that those who were not in the group of lucky people who got to attend her workshops, were able to see how she made these lovely quilts. Karen was very easy to listen too, gave us great introduction to her 'world' and had a Powerpoint display that took us through her workshops. Quilt Symposium Manawatu had some lucky number draws to win copies of both Karen's books. These were eagerly received by the recipients. Afterwards there was a question and answer time and people were encouraged to come up and look and touch her samples.
Saturday was Karen's 'Happy Villages' workshop, which had 25 attendees.

Here are some photos from that workshop:

The 'Accidental Landscapes' workshop is on today.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Karen Eckmeier's Lectures

Karen Eckmeier is lecturing in Palmerston North at the Convention Centre on Friday 22nd February.
Karen arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday 13th February from -15 degree snow and cold to a wonderful warm 25 degree New Zealand day. Her first lecture was on Friday 15th in Whangarei. Here are some of the comments received so far -

" a very entertaining and informative evening's lecture and demo of her work. Just fabulous. "

"Wonderful, Fantastic, ... blah blah blah

"Karen is really good value, very generous and warm and all who went just loved it - quite inspiring and makes her techniques sound very achieveable - am looking forward to seeing some peoples interpretations over next few months."

"She is worthwhile and you can indeed look forward to her - she brings her books to life and then they will become great reminders and support of her work."

"Many thanks to QSM for squeezing us in to her itinerary" - and that's from fellow stitchers in Bay of Islands, Dargaville, Waipu, Warkworth, Kaiwaka etc. too.

"You guys are so lucky having her doing workshops as well - she would have filled a class 10 times over once she'd done her lecture here"

They loved her and I'm sure you will too.

Remember lecture at the Convention Centre, Main St, Palmerston North 7pm on Friday 22nd February.

from Dianne Southey