I'm home but still posting...

I got so busy while I was in China, there wasn't much time to post anything here. Now I'm home, I'm adding posts to my usual blog, but I'll put some pictures and information here, so my Chinese friends can read it. I flew with China Southern from Amsterdam to Beijing and took a third flight from Beijing to Guiyang city. This is the plane for the main flight. I arrived in Beijing to very heavy skies and there had been thunderstorms, which meant my final flight was cancelled, so the airline switched me to the next one (and I got an upgrade!) Angel and her friend Sarah met me at Guiyang airport and we drove to Kaili city.The amount of new development going on in Kaili was very impressive.

In Kaili at last

It is more than forty hours since I started my travels from home. Everything has - eventually - gone according to plan. The first two flights were fine (China Southern had much better inflight entertainment screens and I hope to watch the end of a rather good samurai movie on the way back). Things got very confusing once we got to Beijing. Leaving the plane, China Southern staff were telling everyone to collect their bags and recheck them in for onward domestic flights. They were supposed to be checked right through. When I finally got to the check in desk, it turns out that my flight had been cancelled due to thunder storms. Everyone was reallocated a slightly later flight. Things li

Double happiness

On my way! I brought some potholders I made a couple of years ago, which include some Chinese designs.

Almost ready for my trip

I'm packing the quilts for my trip today - I hope I can fit them all in my suitcase, plus everything else I need! 'Chinese Pavilions' was made for an exhibition of Chinese art at the Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, around 10 years ago. I'll have to check the label on the back for the exact date. It has a Chinese poem printed onto fabric at the bottom right. It is a version of my Japanese Circles and Squares block pattern and is a quilt that could be made by a beginner, with a little care, plus it works with metric measurements really well.

Teaching in Guizhou Province in China, July 2015

Teaching in Guizhou Province in China, July 2015 I am making a special trip to China to teach beginner's machine patchwork and quilting as part of the Earth Diary Project, which aims to give disabled Miao minority women skills to earn a living. While I'm in China, I won't be able to post to my blog, as it is hosted by Blogger (aka Google) and there's no access from China. So I'll be posting here instead. Now I've just got to get the hang of a different blog posting system! As well as four days teaching on the project, CEO Angel Yao has asked me to bring some of my quilts to include in a local crafts exhibition. I am planning to take the Denman Kannon - Guan Yin. The image of the koi carp

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