Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a few bloggers in real-life. Textile artist and fellow lover of all things blue, Françoise and her husband, came all the way from Belgium to see the European Quilt Triennial and my show. Kate arranged for a friend to open the gallery just for us. My show got high praises from Françoise, and her husband as well; and we all agreed that if I’m still in Europe in three years, I could definitely enter a quilt into the next Triennial. (It blows me away, the male reaction to my quilts (or maybe it’s all art quilts — I don’t know). I expect women to like the work, but I’m surprised when men seem to like it even more.) Françoise promises to write an article on the two shows for the Belgian Patchwork Association Newsletter. International recognition — cool.
Out of pure, dumb luck, another blogger and her man dropped in as well. We chatted a bit (my conversational skills in German are quite limited) and I didn’t get around to asking if she’s Charlotte or Kerstin, the Kampfzwerg or the Hilfeelfe, but I do know we have a blogging friend in common — Mad Hatter Couch Pirate Katrin. BTW, you have to scroll down and check out the “Pimp my Manger” post on Elfenundkampfzwerge. Even if you can’t read German, the manger is gorgeous! (And if I had to guess, I’d say I met Charlotte who’s most likely the Kampfzwerg.)
It truly is a small world when technology (blogging) can bring people together regardless of geographic location and then even the geographic boundaries are broken down.