I am off to Houston next week and getting through the first two weeks of term and have been busy making sure that my department will run smoothly while I'm away. This was a big ask as I have only just returned returned to this school two weeks ago. A lot to learn in a short time.
Part of my school preparations has been looking at curriculum changes for next year. I was perusing a unit I had prepared which examined sustainability and found some photos of a quilt my class had made. I bought a bag full of old jeans for $5.00 all you can fit in a shopping bag and this quilt cost less than $10.00 all up. The boys love it. I backed it with a flannel fabric and didn't put any wadding in between. Old jeans are really warm and heavy! Somehow though I think this quilt suits this room.
My traveling companion, Pam was giving a lecture at the Quilt Study Group's Conference, "Sharing our Legacy" which was held in Brisbane this week end. I hadn't planned to go to this conference but am so glad that I did, It was great. Some personal resolutions have been taken as a result of the happy coincidence. These are;
- To join the group.
- To start my PhD.
The first decision took only a moment, the second I have been agonising over for quite a few years. After talking with Dr. Michael Marendy, who was a speaker at the conference, I have found a topic which I know I will love and it will dove- tail with work that Michael has done. I will get onto this as soon as I return.