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Quilt National 2007 opening

Dairy BarnQuilt National Entrance with posters what a thrill to see your own work on a poster in the entrance way of the Dairy Barn. Mine is the fourth from the left on the top row. Having work juried into Quilt National was a dream–and something I truly never really thought would happen. I sent in my slides thinking it would be a good exercise in preparing for a contest, never dreaming I would have a piece selected.

The actual opening was overwhelming. They stopped counting at 425 folks–it was standing room only in that huge barn. I had dozens of people asking me to sign their book–people asking me about my work–interested in the processes I used. The piece was a difficult one to construct requiring a lot of thinking about color–Klee is not easy to emulate.

The SAQA conference held in conjunction with the opening allowed us to match names and faces with their internet personas and work. There were a few surprises!

I also spent some time taking photos of the surrounding area  including the brick walkways, the barns, the insane asylum and nearby Nelsonville.

It’s good to be back home

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