Monday, May 21, 2012


I am very honored to have my quilt "Here's to Strong Women" included in the Rituals exhibit curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison of the Dinner at Eight Artists.

The ritual I chose to interpret is the toast I lead every year when our group gathers for fun and fellowship in Houston at IQF (or any place else for that matter).    
Here's to Strong Women
May we raise them.
May we know them.
May we be them.

There were a couple of times when I really did not think I would would make the deadline. A case of pronounced of procrastination was my first offense. Then in my normal fashion, revised my design at least twice. THEN, just when I was thinking, "OK, I've got it now." I got really sick and was non functional for at least four weeks. This required another design detour as I knew I could never finish my original plan.

THEN, after I decided to plow ahead, I was presented with the necessity of getting way too well acquainted with my machine's "private parts."

With a lot of encouragement from and support from dear husband and some good friends, I did, in fact cross the finish line, which was pretty much all I was hoping for at that point. I was truly thrilled when my quilt "made the cut".

Here are a couple of pictures of my "studio" aka the dining room. These were taken early in the process. Toward the end, there was another large table in there and very little empty space anywhere.

The Rituals exhibit will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach July 26-29, 2012 and is

 sponsored by Moore's Sewing Centers. 

It will also be shown at the International Quilt 

Market (Oct 27-29) and Festival (Oct 31-Nov 4) and is sponsored by Havel's Sewing.

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