Monday, May 27, 2013

Quilt National

I just came back from 4 days in Athens, Ohio, celebrating Quilt National.  What a great weekend it was.

I found out when I saw the book that I am the "back cover and flap" artist, which is pretty exciting.

The wonderful people that put together this show, headed by Kathleen Dawson,  went out of their way to welcome the artists, starting with a private viewing Friday afternoon, and ending with breakfast sponsored by Friends of Fiber Art on Sunday morning. They even had posters printed up of our individual work as a reminder of the weekend.

It was fun to see artists I'd only known through their blogs, and to connect with friends like Del Thomas.

I was asked to be on the SAQA panel discussion Saturday afternoon by Nancy Bavor, which included Susan Shie, Pamela Allen and Kate Themel.  I was a little intimidated to be up there with these well known artists, especially when they all showed up with no notes and I had several pages!  I think I did ok though, and now I can add public speaking to my resume, right?


Gerrie said...

So proud of you, Karen!! I want to see that piece up close. The texture looks divine!!

Deborah Boschert said...

Cover girl! So awesome. I can't wait to get my catalog.

Mia Bloom Designs said...

Congratulations! Love your piece!

Françoise said...

Congratulations Karen! It.s gorgeous.
I'm so happy for you. I hope I'll see your quilt one day. In the meantime, I'm going to buy the book.

Marianne said...

Félicitations ,je me réjouis de voir le livre car malheureusement je n'irai pas voir l'expo.
Best regards of the Switzerland

Karoda said...

oh my word! didn't know you were in QN! We are going Saturday to see the show! Congrats to you! I can say I knew you when...hehehe!