Come journey with me.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page." - Saint Augustine
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Dubai 2010 International Quilt Show
In February, the second Dubai International Quilt Show's theme "Imagination" brought in quilts from many parts of the world, as well as workshops taught by renowned teachers such as Ricky Tims, Bonnie McCaffery, Sharon Pederson, and Janine Ibbini. The Dhow Palace Hotel was host to women from around the world who enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine, while doing what they love best...Quilting! RickyTims' class was the highlight of the show for me, as I spent the rest of my time vending and being MC for a fantastic night of celebration at the Gala Dinner. Fabulous quilts won fabulous prizes. Everyone made new friends, caught up with old friends, and went home richer in knowledge and understanding and with passion to start new projects, using new skills learned.
My name is Cynthia Tomaszewski and I am the designer and owner of Simple Pleasures, a quilt design company with offices in Michigan and the United Arab Emirates. I am also the author of 5 books, "Garden Party - Applique Quilts That Bloom", "Tea in the Garden - Quilts for a Summer Afternoon","Let's Pretend - Whimiscal Quilts for Kids", "Quilts from Paradise", and just released, "Quilting Those Flirty 30's" which are all published by Martingale and Company.
Travel and adventure have been my goals and luckily I have found a soul mate in my husband Mike. We have travelled extensively through out the world, from Mexico, Europe, Africa, and the Far East to the Pacific Basin. After residing in Abu Dhabi for seven years, Mike, my son Zachary, and I took a two-year hiatus and sailed our thirty-three foot Hans Christian sailboat through the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. I currently reside once again in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with Mike and our Yorkie Stanley.