Monday, September 14, 2009

Jenny Bowker workshop

Jenny Bowker came once more to Portugal and she had four days of workshop in Caldas da Rainha. I was so lucky to attend the last two days. The workshop was about playing with Kaleidoscopes. It was great fun, we learned a lot about designs and colors. Jenny had some wonderful quilts to show us. Some she took out of an exhibition and it was exciting to have a close look at her work.
We hope that she will return again next year. She has so much more to show and to tell us.

This is one of the kaleidoscope quilts that Jenny explained to us. It is called MANDALA

A great kaleidoscope! It has the name GLEAMING COHORTS

This is HASSAN WITH THE GLASS. Hassan blows glass in a tiny room in the centre of a square opposite the Qaitbey Mosque in the City of the Dead in Cairo. This quilt has so many details and I was looking and working my soul in it for some hours at the workshop!

A wonderful work of Jenny Bowker!
There are so very many details again in this quilt. It was for me a "dream-come-true" that I could look at this so close and even hold and touch it. Normally you should not touch a quilt............... I know!

This is Abu Ali at his house looking out a window. The kind smile in his eyes is breathtaking real. Abu Ali sells metalls on the Friday Market in the City of Dead in Cairo.

the beautiful quilt! Photo by Jenny Bowker

Jenny is explaining what we need to do and how to get started.

Fabulous Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Alda made this quilt for Mário on the new Bernina 830,so he can display a work of this machine in his shop. He was very much pleased with this. We all admired Alda's work very much. She did this very nicely.


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