Posted May 30, 2011
Greek: 72″H x 54″W x 2″D
Greetings! I have just returned from the great adventure of the opening of Quilt National 2011. This is my piece, Greek, that you can view at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio until September 5, 2011. It is such an honor to be a part of this amazing exhibition. I was a first time exhibitor, as were about half of the exhibitors for this biennial. The quality and breadth makes for a really engaging exhibit. While the book/catalog is wonderful, it is so much more amazing to see the pieces in person.
Greek was awarded the “Most Innovative Use of the Medium”, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of FiberArt International. What a pleasure.
I met the most wonderful art quilters and friends of textile art! People streamed in from all over the globe for the event. We had pieces from 13 countries and 22 states in the exhibit. 88 quilts are exhibited (85 are juried in), chosen by 3 wonderful jurors, from a sea of over 1000 entries.
Lastly, here is my piece and my very own sold sticker! I was delighted to meet the curator and collectors that purchased Greek for their collection. What a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to get to my studio tomorrow and start on a new piece!
The delightful Judy Kirpich, fellow fiber artist that I met at a Nancy Crow workshop, has the honor of having her piece, Circles No. 4, grace the cover of the book. Order your catalog of the exhibit here.