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The 12s on Quilt Festival: Kristin La Flamme

October 28, 2011, 12:03 pm  Posted by needlearts
 

Quilt Festival 2011 is nearly upon us! Join us as we talk with some of the authors of Twelve by Twelve about their upcoming trip…

Today’s guest: Kristin La Flamme 

What Festival is this for you?
This will be my second time coming to Festival. Last year was completely overwhelming, so I’m looking forward to being less discombobulated this time.

Fellow Twelve Deborah Boschert introduced me to Judy Coates Perez, whose blog I’ve enjoyed reading for years.

Where will you be and when?
I will be at the Twelve by Twelve exhibit Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 5th from 12 until 2, plus Friday from 2 until 4. We’ll end the day in our booth at 6:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. I’ll probably also call our area Home Base and come and go throughout each day. I’ll be volunteering at the SAQA table as well on Thursday from 3 until 5 and on Friday from 12 until 2.

What are you most excited about this year?
I am most excited to meet all the Twelves I have not yet met in person. I’m a little sad that three of our four international members won’t be in attendance, but that still leaves four Twelves to meet for the first time, and four that I get to hang out with again and get to know better!

My favorite moments last year were the ones socializing in person with online friends. Finding out that most people are just as interesting and friendly in person as they appear on their blogs is wonderful.

On a related note, just how excited are you to see all the quilts together?
I am absolutely thrilled to get to see all our work both together and in person. That’s the one thing at Festival I most look forward to seeing. We think we know our work from seeing it online, but seeing it for real is so much more intimate. I know there will be colors, details, and workmanship that escape me online.

My son Xavier got in on the action too. Here, Jane Davila instructs him on the next step in her gyotaku printing class.

Is there one piece from the  that you’re really excited to see in person?
I am most excited to meet all the Twelves I have not yet met in person. I’m a little sad that three of our four international members won’t be in attendance, but that still leaves four Twelves to meet for the first time, and four that I get to hang out with again and get to know better!

What’s your one must-take item for Festival?
My one must-have item for Festival is my smart phone so that I can coordinate meet-ups with friends and colleagues, and so I can take pictures even when I don’t have my fancier camera with me.

What valuable lessons have you learned from past Festivals?
Last year I learned that the muted colors and small details in most of my work don’t show well near the bold colors and patterns of much of the other quilts on display.