Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Reason #2 to love Costa Rica*

Costa Rica is a very small pond.

It's a wee little thing the size of West Virginia and with half the population of New York City, so events of note are small in scale.

That means that I got to see Sting and Mercedes Sosa (and, for that matter, the Harlem Globetrotters) in a "stadium" centered around a basketball court, not a football field. There's no such thing as bad seats in there.

It means I can reach either ocean in a few hours (I never do, but I can).

And it means that when our nascent quilting community manages to get a major quilt personality to come and give a workshop and exhibit some of her quilts, and one attends the reception, it's a cozy, friendly event spent largely chatting with the actual major quilt personality herself.

Alex Anderson and her husband are warm, charming, lovely people who are clearly thrilled to be in Costa Rica. I'm not going to be able to take her workshop tomorrow, but I'm so glad we went to the reception.

Those of you who went "SQUEEEEE!" yesterday, be sure to check out not just her website, but her new project with Ricky Tims, called The Quilt Show. I haven't explored it in depth yet, but it looks like there is a lot of free content, plus, for a fee, biweekly "TV" shows that you actually watch online.

Welcome to Costa Rica, Alex, and John, and thanks for coming!

* The second installment in an extremely intermittent series.


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