Thursday, April 26, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Many thanks to Rashida from RK Embroidery and Quilting for this cool award! :) 

The Liebster Blog award is presented to blogs that the presenter believes should be recognized. It is given to "small blogs" - those with fewer than 200 followers. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Quilter Spotlight: Tina Katwal

Tina on her 40th!
The second in the Quilter Spotlight series - Tina Katwal lives in Chennai and is a part of the India Modern Quilt Guild. She blogs at Holy Scrap! I think my first interaction with Tina was when she asked me about the Traditional Quilting Workshop in Bangalore. We've only interacted on email after. I really like Tina's work and I'm very impressed with how much she does! She's a business woman, a wife and mother and she quilts a fair bit! And... judging from the picture she sent me of herself... she's cool too! :)
Many thanks to Tina for taking the time to put down such enjoyable answers to my many questions.

1. So Tina, could you tell us a little bit about yourself, apart from the quilting? 
Oh, I’m just a lucky recently-turned-40 yr old mom of two very sensible girls, wife of a Neanderthal :) who loves me insanely even after two decades, owner of a small business in fancy cycles and fitness equipment, living by the sea in one of India’s best cities, AND having the luxury to be able to quilt sometimes. Also adoptive mother to a hamster named Bunny (!) and four fish. I blame all my eccentricities on my being an Aquarian. My husband blames my parents though. :)  

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quilter Spotlight: Shruti Dandekar

I don't live in India at the moment but there is so much happening there that I feel I must document on my blog. So, I am hoping that I will be able to write more about quilting and quilters in India and keep this blog going. I'm starting a series of interviews with quilters in India - the ones I can reach via email at least - and here's the first one - Shruti Dandekar from 13 Woodehouse Road. I found Shruti's blog in 2010 and was very impressed with how much she'd achieved in the short time since she began to quilt. She's a doer this one! :) And an enabler. She's been an inspiration to many aspiring quilters in India and has even started the India Modern Quilt Guild that has a growing number of members. Here's my interview via email with Shruti.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The India Modern Quilt Guild!

Isn't this amazing! A couple of years ago I could hardly find an Indian quilter on the Internet and now there is a an Indian Quilt Guild!!! It's wonderful! See what they're up to on their facebook page. Click on the logo.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Where I used to shop in Okalipuram

So I've been asked where I used to get my fabric from in Okalipuram and here's where:

Shree Ranuja Textiles
# 1/1, 1st Cross, 1st Main Road,
Ramachandrapuram, Bangalore 560 021


They have some really good stuff but look around in the rest of the market as well. There's good stuff everywhere! :)