Well it was certainly a surprise when Jamie Fingal, co-curator along with Leslie Tucker Jenison, of the Dinner@8 artist exhibits, wrote to say that my Descended from the Stars quilt and the artwork of several others had been included in an article in Germany’s Patchwork Professional magazine about the Dinner@8 Artists! It was a tad challenging negotiating the German (no English) website to order a copy, so I called my dear friend Jacquie Scuitto who, having lived most of her adult life in Germany, was able to translate it all and talk me through what to put where to make my order. The magazine has arrived, and I am simply thrilled to be included in the selected works from the past eight years.
I was thrilled to be included–there have been at least 30 quilts each year for 8 years, so that’s a LOT of quilts. The article includes two each of Leslie and Jamie’s work, plus nine other quilts, including several of my favorites: Haiku by Lyric Montgomery Kinard (a stunning simple but breathtaking portrait of her daughter), this year’s Tiles by Cathie Hoover, and my friend Susan Brubaker Knapp’s I see the Moon. Congrats to all!
Over the past six to seven years, I have been fortunate to be invited *and* be juried in to these exhibits, and I truly feel some of my best work has been for this series. And of those, this quilt is one of my favorites EVER!