The Frayed Edges, July 2011–Part 1: the Library ShowTuesday, July 19th, 2011
WOW… what a whirlwind it has been, and what a lot of fun we had.
Deborah Boschert, our “expat” member now living near Annapolis, Maryland (for those of you not in the US, that is near Washington, DC) flew up for the weekend to visit, so Deborah, Kathy Daniels, Kate Cutko and I had a glorious weekend. The reason for the gathering was our second show (the first was in 2007, and is here and here and here) at the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. On July 1, Kate drove over an hour from her home to help me hang the show, and was I ever grateful for the help! A week later, Deborah arrived and spent the night with me in Hope. The next day, July 8, we gave a program on the show for the Coastal Quilters in the morning:
We had a short break on a glorious summer’s day , minus Kate who had to work her morning job as Bowdoinham town librarian, and ate on the back deck at Marriner’s for lunch…astonishingly, we all look good in this photo! Clearly we are happy to be together!
Kate arrived in time for our 2-4 p.m. Artists’ Reception, which was well attended—I expect that is was almost all Kathy’s friends and relatives, and we so appreciate their coming!
Eighteen months ago, we starting noodling about the idea of a group challenge/themed pieces that would be new for the show. I’ll blog more about the pieces in a later post, but the photo at the top of the post shows all the 12 pieces. We each made two 12 x 12 inch pieces (inspired by Deborah’s participation in the Twelve by Twelve project, here) and a center piece that was 36 (or thereabouts) inches wide and anywhere between 16 to 42 inches tall. I was inspired by the quilt exhibit by tACTile, a group of quilters from the Australia Capitol Territory (ACT), which you can see here. But we decided since other groups have taken the idea of a line running through all the pieces, to not do that for our series. Our theme was “Letters,” which we thought was a good one for a show in the Library and because each of us, to a greater or lesser degree, has used letters or words on our quilts.
At one point, Joshua drifted through (to see if I’d take some stuff home for him, actually), but he kindly consented to let me take his picture with the portrait of him…he has grown up a bit!
We had lots of thoughtful visitors:
and that’s it for the day…. I’ll post again about the Frayed Edges FUN as well as our Letters Quilts. Of course, I think I had better go take good pictures of the quilts…would make blogging about them a lot easier, eh? That’s it for today…stay tuned!