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April 27, 2009


It's the only catalog I look forward to receiving! I just got one today and when I went to order the Gudari quilt (queen) they were already on backorder. I couldn't even pay for it in my shopping cart...Sundance site wouldn't let me. After a few phone calls, I hopefully got to the right person at Sundance. Robin in Customer Service. She was very helpful and took my order over the phone (which I couldn't even do in a previous call) and she pretty much assured me that I would get one! I'm ordering things for my new cabin where I'm setting up my art studio and this quilt is thee most gorgeous quilt I've ever seen!! I have students coming in from all over the world to study art with me and they will be staying in the cabin...so I'm really looking forward to getting this quilt! Thanks!

Glad to hear that someone else has the same Sundance obsession.

I love the Sundance catalogue as well and am looking forward to the day that I have my own income to splurge on something like those sari quilts you wrote about. Buying one will be my equivalent of saving the first dollar(s) that I make with my social work degree!
I also love turtles and really appreciate your sharing the picture. The way I see them is that they are connecting, even if they don't stop and meet face-to-face...Like the two of us in DC: Even if we hadn't met in person, from my perspective, we had already connected! Namaste!

I tore off the front cover and pulled out the pages with the sari quilts as soon as I got my catalog today! I especially liked the cover so you could see all the stitching up close.

We'll miss you -- enjoy the last week of April!

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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.


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