During my visit to Dubai, I was honored to have been invited to speak and share my quilts at a family Royal Palace for a princess in Abu Dhabi. I am not at liberty to share the name or photos of the princess but I am very excited to share photos that were taken by the royal photographer of our amazing evening.
About 50 guests arrived for the evening and everyone was SO excited to be there. You just can't imagine the beauty of the palace...the artwork...the staff...everything.
Once the guests arrived we all went into what I call "the sitting room". There was a more proper name for it but it slips my mind at the moment. The room was lined with these gorgeous red couches on either side and this is where the trunk show began.
I started my program talking about how I got started, but as always, had to show my first linen wholecloth quilt...this is the one that Miter ate. Probably not the most proper thing to be talking about in a palace but it was definitely a way to loosen things up a bit!
There was a huge desk at the end of the "sitting room" and I was able to display a few of my smaller more intensely quilted pieces here. The special one of this group was "Cinderella" which I am still putting the finishing touches on. She actually made it to the palace :)
My quilts were displayed in small "booths" with the name of the quilt and special lighting for each. Wow. Very cool! The manager of the palace asked that the group walk thru the palace to each quilt for the trunk show rather than just sit there. She felt it would be a more personable and a casual way to conduct the trunk show and she was right...loved it!
Afterwards we were invited to have loads of photos taken which also included the Princess but those can't be published. She was truly a Princess...gracious and beautiful. sigh....
Loved the fabulous glass doors at the front of the palace...this picture just doesn't do them justice...
And so the story goes...Cindyrella had to leave the palace and get back to "reality". This is an experience I shall never forget...magical...amazing...very, very special.
Thanks for sharing your fabulous experience. What a setting to share you wonderful quilted linens.
Cindy, your quilts look right at home in that beautiful palace!! SO glad that Cinderella made it to the ball :)
And your outfit looks so regal ;) Love it!
What fun. I love the layout for your presentation too. How sweet that Cinderella was able to visit the Palace. I'm glad she is back home. What a wonderful adventure.
What an experience for you and for,them!!!
Sigh! What a magical experience! thank you for sharing!
Oh my, what an amazing experience for you!! Your quilts are elegant in the palace, the perfect setting for each of them. So happy that you had this opportunity, but so happy to have you back home. Looking forward to our time together, Summer 2016. Lots of Hugs........
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