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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork

I had hoped to wake up this morning in France...but it didn't happen. Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork opens today in the Alsace region and my Log Canada quilt went without me to the show. Following is the press release on the Canadian "Tradition in Transition" exhibit, curated by Sandra Reford. Sandra has promised to post lots of pictures on her blog, so I am looking forward with great anticipation to see my quilt hanging in this prestigious exhibit.
From September 13 to 16, 2012, Canada has the place d'honneur at the 18th Carrefour
Européen du Patchwork
and will be exhibiting in L'Église de la Madeleine. International award winning textile artist and quilter, Sandra Reford, was asked to curate a body of work that is of an exceptional technical standard and that represents the current state of quilting and textile art in her country, Canada. The Canadian exhibit is just one of many in the carrefour. The event organizers are expecting 22,000 visitors to grace the Val D'Argent area this September. Visitors will be exposed to the European perspective on patchwork and textile art while enjoying the Alsatian culture.
The exhibit, Tradition in Transition, will reflect the diversity of styles and characteristics of the Canadian creators and regions from which they come. It will be for many of the artists their first opportunity to exhibit on an international stage.
Upon its return from France, Tradition in Transition will be displayed at the Joshua
Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville, Ontario, from November 23, 2012, to January 6,
2013 with the opening reception on November 25 from 2 to 5 pm. Several participating
artists will be in attendance.


  1. Such a well-travelled quilt......pity you couldn't travel with it!

  2. Wow Karen, how great an honor is this. Don't you just want to get on a plane and see it in person hanging there?

  3. Karen Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations! What an honour. I am just sew proud :-)

  4. My friends and I laughed with pleasure over the cleverness of your quilt. Canada was my favorite venue this year. And I had the chance to listen to the curator as she explained the quilts to the many visitors in so many languages.
    Kudos to you all!

  5. Karen

    Very nice to be in a show with you. Are you planning to come to see Tradition in transition when it comes to Oakville? Perhaps we'll meet.