A while ago, I wrote a post entitled Moravian Modern Quilt Guild, which was a bit of a joke, relating to my sister in law being over staying with us and we had a whole weekend quilting.
But from little acorns, as they say. I had an e-mail from another quilter in the czech republic, Jitka, who blogs at Patchwork Jitka here. She was interested to know that there was another quilter close by who preferred modern quilting. So once summer was over, we arranged to meet up in a small town called Rohatec, which is half way between our homes. As it turned out it was not a very good choice of venue, as unlike just about every other town in the Czech Republic, the bakers shop didn't serve coffee, the park had no benches and the town had no childrens playground to occupy Jitka's little girl. But, as Jitka pointed out, we had quilts, and we spread them out in the park!
As you can see, we made ourselves comfortable! We had both brought some of our WIP's with us, so we spent a happy
hour chatting about these, and fabrics and sewing. You know how it
Jitka didn't want me to take a photo of her this time, because she has a cold and wasn't feeling good!
At 10:00 we moved over to a bar that had just opened. A bar that didn't serve the latte that I ordered and didn't serve the black tea Jitka ordered! Oh well, we will have to find another venue next time!
It was very exciting to find I have a fellow quilter llving close by. Jitka is a very nice lady, and we got on very well. We hope that we can meet again soon, maybe having found some more friendly quilters close by?