Wow… I’ve certainly been AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave)! That’s what happens when I get busy. Between Eli’s wrestling, daily life, and working on a quilt for Joshua, I was appalled to see it has been over a week since I posted. So I thought I’d share some photos from Houston’s Quilt Festival. Though it was a while ago, I haven’t shared yet, and it is still good eye candy!
Since I’m thinking about beginning this coming year’s entry for the Dinner@8 exhibit, let’s focus on this year’s exhibit which was themed “An Exquisite Moment.” I struggled to come up with a theme for Rituals, but so many ideas came for this theme: childbirth, nursing, Eli peeking at me from under the highbush blueberry bush, munching away, the peaceful comfort of a cup of tea and a good book. But when I remembered the night we heard the orcas sing, and because all four of us remembered that night, that had to be the quilt for me.
I was doing much the same thing with several of the other pieces! One of my favorites is by my friend Diane Perin Hock. The feeling of tranquility and peace is palpable:
For more about the Dinner at 8 artists and exhibits, visit the Dinner@8 blog. If you’d like a show catalog, you can purchase one here, printed by Blurb. Thank you to Loris Bogue for taking the time to put this together again this year!