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A Snowy Owl at the Library of Congress!

Well today sure started off well…. got an email from curator and exhibit organizer extraordinaire Donne DeSoto that my Snowy Owl, from Acadia National Park, will be on display at the Library of Congress soon! Here’s the LoC’s information on the exhibit–I SO wish I lived close enough to go see it!

Here’s my owl, based on photographs I took at nearby Clarry Hill Ridge. Of course I had to pick something from Acadia National Park, here in Maine. The fabrics are my hand dyes, include a little bit of paint, and lots of threadwork!

This quilt is part of the Inspired by the National Parks exhibit which debuted in the National Parks Centennial Year. The exhibit will finish its phenomenal run in February at the Mancuso Brother’s Mid-Atlantic show. Donna told me the exhibit has been to THIRTY ONE venues in the three years it has traveled! That is astounding! So many thanks to Schiffer Publishing for putting out the tome with all our quilts and to the other participants. But most of all, special thanks to Donna. I can’t even begin to imagine how much work it is to keep tabs on so many quilts and get them traveling so many places for multiple years. THANK YOU DONNA!

6 Responses to “A Snowy Owl at the Library of Congress!”

  1. Bambi Mayer Says:

    What a, well deserved, honor. Congratulations!

  2. Sarah Ann Smith Says:

    Thank you, Bambi!

  3. Beth Polvino Says:

    Sarah, I haven’t seen your owl before and stumbled across it today. i love it and it looks just like the snowy owls I have seen here in NJ. Great job and what an honor. So many people I can now say I met you back in the day before you became famous! Onto more successes… Beth

  4. Jeannie Says:

    Congratulations! It is a beautiful piece of art and should be shared.

  5. Sarah Ann Smith Says:

    Thanks Jeannie! I remember when I was an undergrad at Georgetown University going to do some research at the Library of Congress. My mother had published a book so I looked it up in the card catalog which was actually cards in a drawer back then. Now I’ve got a book there AND this….I’m pretty tickled!

  6. Sarah Ann Smith Says:

    It’s so good to hear from you, Beth! I took the photos while searching for the owls after a reported sighting at Clarry Hill ridge, about 15 minutes away from me. Thanks so much and thanks for writing!