I am just back from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I made a presentation at the 2013 Patchwork Design exhibition. Helen Remick, a well known traditional/art quilter from Seattle and I were honored with the expense paid trip because our quilts were chosen as the People’s Choice winners in last year’s show. Rio is just as wonderful as its reputation and the exhibition was impressive. The quilts were shown in a private club’s exhibition spaces and were shown in museum-like galleries. What a thrill to be there and see how the Brazilian quilters were enjoying and studying the exhibited quilts!