Monday, February 23, 2009

Cruise on the Nile

While I was teaching at the quilt retreat at Bryce I heard the most interesting story told by one of my students. LaRae is from Bountiful, Utah and she had an opportunity to take a cruise down the Nile River.

One day, while on her cruise, she went out on the balcony and began working on a Jacobean quilt block. (Jacobean is an an Ancient English art of embroidery).
As she was sitting there a woman approached her and asked "What made you decide to work on that block today?" LaRae really didn't have much of an answer, other than she "just felt like it".
The woman then pulled out the very same block that she had been stitching on also!
Isn't this such a small world? Cruising the Nile is not the most common of places, and Jacobean embroidery work is not the most common of quilt techniques.
LaRae said she and the woman became instant friends, and continue to write each other to this day.
There is such a sisterhood in our quilting world. The art provides so much more than a quilt. For many of us, we are privileged to connect with our kindred spirits.

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Sherri said...

What a neat story...I love hearing about things like that!

Cindy said...

Ran across your blog on Quilting Bloggers. I thought you might interested since it's such a coincidence. We lived in Cairo for 3 1/2 years, 92-95, and I sewed as much then as I do now. It IS a small world!

If you happened to visit the Marriott there in Zamalek, that's where we lived and our kids went to school in Maadi.

In the sewing/quilting world, you ALWAYS meet someome.

Karen said...

It was ment to be;)

Debra Dixon said...

How fun is that?

Nedra said...

This is a test.

Micki said...

It was a wonderfyl story .I loved it!

Valerie said...

I love this story. LaRae was my roomie at Bryce Canyon and has been for the past 10 years. I really wanted to meet you because LaRae told me that you work for Superior. I sell Superior on my website and am having a love affair with the stuff. Wonderful product. Dan Purcell does my website. Love your blog.