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Zoom Talk by Sujata Shah – The Root Connection

This event takes place on 6th March 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and will take place at a computer near you. It is a Guild event being organised by Region 3 committee, .

Saturday 6th March 2021, 4.00 pm

Sujata Shah - The Root Connection - My Journey as a quilter

Price £8.00 members / £12.00 non-members

Sujata Shah is a graphic designer and textile artist. Originally from Mumbai, India, she now lives in the USA.

Her instinctive ability to work with colours and textures combined with education in graphic design has helped her develop a unique style as a designer. Influenced by utilitarian quilts and handmade crafts from around the world, she developed an abstract form of traditional quilt blocks and subsequently published the book “Cultural Fusion Quilts – A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions”.

She draws her inspirations from imperfections and irregularities of free-spirited folk art and crafts from around the world believing that each handmade craft has a stamp of the maker.

Sujata has won awards for her quilts in local and national quilt shows and designed quilt patterns under the name of Rangoli Designs.

Her lecture covers her journey as a quilter including travels in India and an insight into how she connects memories of the past with today’s creative process

While growing up in India, rich colours, handwoven textiles, and hand-crafts were part of Sujata's daily life. She learned to appreciate the irregularities and imperfections of handmade crafts. Her instinctive ability to work with colors and textures combined with education in graphic design has helped her develop a unique style as a quilt designer. 

Inspired by the utilitarian quilts and handmade crafts from around the world, she developed an abstract form of traditional quilt blocks and subsequently published the book; Cultural Fusion Quilts. The presentation includes a slide show of her travels in India as well as her journey as a quilter. 

The slide show is followed by the trunk show of original quilts. She will share how she connects the dots between the memories of the past, and today's creative process.

BOOKING DETAILS 

  • Email Kate Christie (Reg3@quilterguild.org.uk) and express your interest. 
  • Kate will reply, confirm if there is space, and reserve your place.
  • You will pay, preferably by bank transfer, prefixing your name with 'Shah' i.e. 'Shah A Smith'.
  • You will confirm to Kate that the bank transfer has been made and your guild number.
  • Kate will subsequently send out the Zoom meeting joining instructions.
  • We will offer the places on a first-come, first-served basis, and keep a waiting list should vacancies arise
  • If you can’t pay by bank transfer please advise Kate and pay by cheque.

You will need access to Zoom, a stable internet connection, you will be able to ask questions via the Chat facility.  The talk is only for paying members, the link cannot be shared nor can the talk be recorded.  Full advice about using Zoom and the Ts&Cs will go out with the joining instructions.