So if you’re going to International Quilt Festival in Chicago this weekend (2017), please do see my quilts! Thank you SO MUCH to Becky Navarro, Special Exhibits coordinator for Quilts, Inc. (who put on the shows) for sending me these two photos of “She persisted in her quest to reach the shore and sing the anthem of the sea.”
The 45th (!!!) Anniversary of the Quilt Festival is coming up and they will be celebrating with the Sapphire Celebration from 2019 (45th year) to 2022 (sheesh that sounds almost impossible as a year!). To learn more about entering, go here and scroll down. They want traditional, art and modern quilts, size 50 x 50 or larger. The size is a challenge for art quilters who tend not to work so large, but I was thrilled to have the chance to work so large. And REALLY glad I have a Bernina Q20 sit-down machine now–the LONG, tall harp makes such a difference in working on such a large piece.
Quilts Inc. is giving you plenty of notice so put on your creative hats and get to work!
Umbelliferous: Queen Anne’s Lace No. 1 is also on display in the Patterns exhibit curated by Dinner@8, then will go to her new home with a private collector (I am still stunned and thrilled–thank you!).
Now, I need to go to the studio to work on my next piece!