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Thanks for visiting ! Please leave me comments, I love to read what you might think about the boutis (which is also known as "Broderie de Marseille"), please share with me what you have seen, what you love, how-tos, good museums to visit, pattern origins, and so on ..... you get the idea !

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jacksonville Show

Many people stopped and were intrigued about how the boutis is actually made - so I answered many questions and I hope that we will have more interest in the future.
Look at this group of ladies ! They are (most of) the members of the Clearwater Boutis group Loose Stitches and were my traveling partners in Jacksonville. All of them are accomplished stitchers and we had a great time. We ate, shopped, shopped and shopped. Three of us now have the lovely basket from Ghana that Robby is carrying - and we all bought the same fabric to make a liner for it. I am working on everyone to make a boutis each for the show next year so we can have our own category - wouldn't that be great !

Here is my petasson that won the 3rd place in minatures at the Quiltfest. I was so grateful and excited !

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Exciting News !

This week I got some exciting news ! The small boutis I entered in the Jacksonville show (taking place next week) has placed 3rd in the Miniatures category. I am soo happy, I do not enter things in shows usually (this is only the second time ever) and it is so encouraging to have your work recognized. Scroll down to my last post, it is the small one on the yellow fabric.
Next week a group of us are going to the show and we will have lots of photos to share afterwards.

Our VERY exciting news is that we have a teacher coming from France in March 2009. The wonderful Nicole Carre will be teaching here at the West Pasco Guild on March 20, with a presentation on March 19. I am also looking for another venue for her to teach, so contact me right away if you are interested. We can go pretty much anywhere in Florida. She can teach at all levels so if you have already done some boutis, we can move on to more advanced levels.