Friday, June 21, 2019

An Evening with Tula

It's not often that I get to be in the same room as a quilting legend. I found out just a few days ago that Tula Pink was visiting my local quilt shop for a lecture and presentation, so of course I booked a ticket right away!

I've very rarely walked into a room and been totally overwhelmed. But seeing Tula's quilts hanging in that room, with all of Angela Walters's amazing quilting, was quite an emotional experience. I've seen almost all of these quilts on social media, but to see them in person, I was totally awed. Speechless. Stunned. All those words.

And in my amazement, I only managed to grab one photo. Seriously, what was I thinking? Right, I was too busy being awed.

I never really understood that much about fabric production. To me, I just take it for granted that somebody designed it, it shows up at the quilt shop and I take it home. But to hear Tula talk about the whole process was absolutely fascinating. There are a lot of fabric designers I like, but watching Tula explain how she works, I really feel like she's on a whole other level. The stories, the presentation, the hidden surprises! I own many of those fabrics and even worked with them and I didn't notice those hidden easter eggs.

I had another engagement after the lecture so I couldn't stay long enough for a photo op with Tula, but I did bring one of my favorite books for her to sign: Quilt with Tula and Angela.

Now that I've got both Angela and Tula's autograph on this book, it is officially my favorite quilting book!


  1. You are so lucky, because of where I live I never get the opportunity to attend anything like that. I’m glad you only got the chance to take only one pic, it means you were focused on Tula and what she had to say. I used to take a camera everywhere, then I started to realise I had lots of pics but was loosing out big time on experience. I don’t take a camera now and just enjoy the moment. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Tula and Angela are the rock stars of the quilting world. No wonder you were awestruck :)

  3. What a night that must have been! So glad you were able to go!

  4. What fun! Glad you could go but honestly, your quilting is just as impressive!

  5. Liz, what an awesome experience, to have Tula there telling all about her fabrics, and Angela present in her quilting! Neat that your guild did that. Now, which fabric has the Easter eggs?


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