2019 has been my year of achievements. I have had so many wonderful opportunities in this year. First I thought that finishing my 210" x 86" quilt would be my proudest achievement. But when I thought about it a little lore another moment came to my mind.



It was in 2015. It was my son's 10th birthday. He wanted a Toy Story theme party. But I was on the other side of the world, in Savannah, GA  standing on the stage to give my first lecture to an international audience. I was just expecting a few friends to be there. Maybe a few more people were present in the auditorium when I reached. But by the time I was ready to speak, the auditorium was full!!!

That was the day I got the biggest opportunity of my life. I was speaking to the Quiltcon attendees and my topic was "Quilting in India : a Review of Siddi Quilts of Karnataka, Godhadis of Maharashtra and Contemporary Quilt Making in India. I had the opportunity to take a part of India's culture to an international platform. The opportunity to make the humble Godhadi glamorous.


To start where I started - an unknown quilter in a quaint little town in India, the name of which people in this industry had never heard, and to reach that platform in itself has been a huge achievement.

I really thank  the Modern Quilt Guild for giving me that opportunity.

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  1. I am happy you were able to showcase these beautiful quilts and show people that people in India also make quilts. We have been very ethnocentric thinking quilting started in America, but it has a much richer history than that.

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    1. I am fascinated by the history of quilts in my country and actually desire to study it formally some day!

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