The quilts were to be 18 inches wide by 30 inches long reflecting the theme “Dare to Dance: An Artist’s Interpretation of Joy. This exhibit began as a local one in northern Virginia, but expanded into a wider call for entries from across the United States. In the end, 60 quilts were selected; of those, 30 are on tour including mine. To see the long list of venues for this exhibit over the next two years, please visit this page on Mary Kerr’s website.
When I first read the call for entry, immediately I thought of our pug’s exuberance when asked “Are you hungry?” (which is quilted into this piece between the dog dish and my feet, even though it is hard to see in a photo). The quilts are presented in alphabetical order by title.
When my copy of the book arrived, I was surprised, expecting the usual size of art quilt book. This hardback is smaller, 6 x9 inches (approx), but each quilt gets a full page, allowing you to see delicious detail.
The facing page includes the title, Artists’ name and website, plus the story of the quilt. I can’t wait to sit down and savor this book, dipping into to it for vicarious glimpses of joy. Thank you, Mary, for including me in both the book and the traveling exhibit!