Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First acceptance of 2013!

I wanted to start 2013 off with lots of energy and plans so I've entered 3 exhibits in the past two months. I'm still waiting to hear from one, but did have 2 quilts accepted to the Connecticut SAQA region show "Local Color". The show will premiere on May 4, 2013 at the Western CT State University, and then travel to at least 2 other venues. I'm honored to be a part of this show because the CT region has some excellent art quilters, so I'm sure it will be a beautiful show.

Although I live in Massachusetts, Connecticut is my second region, and I try to attend a meeting at least once a year. It's a very active SAQA group with informative meetings and friendly artists.
Blowin' Glass c.2013

Blowin' Glass is one of the quilts that was accepted. It is made of fabric that I made using shibori techniques. They reminded me of blown glass and so I arranged them as if they were a still life on a table.
Blowin' Glass detail c.2013

The other piece that was accepted is "Melting", which premiered at the Taiwan International Quilt show last year. You can see it here. I'm grateful that I was invited to enter this juried show, and look forward to going to see the exhibit in May. Thanks to the organizers and the SAQA CT reps -
Kate Themel, Diane Wright and Catherine Whall Smith, for all their hard work!