Saturday, March 17, 2012
It was my first quilt show where I was ever a participant and I have to say I had no idea what to do or feel seeing my works up, so I took photos of all of my friend's quilts and texted and emailed their images to them. It was different than when I have had art exhibits (haven't had many, but have had a few)... And I'm still trying to wrap my head around quilt shows in general.
One thing I know I am looking forward to is Quilt-Con - the Modern Quilt Guild Convention. I know a number of the people on the planning committee, and have already reserved my hotel room because I think that is one convention that is going to feel familiar and inspiring in a whole new way.
Usually when I go to conventions, I end up most interested in the tools and machines that people are selling. I don't really want to buy kits that help me make something look just like "(fill-in-the-blank)"... But a new tool? A new technique? A new color pallette? Sign me up.
It was lovely to see the LAMQG quilts up. It was like seeing a wall of my friends represented. I wanted to say hi to my friends through their quilts. But I'm not sure I was the target market for the rest of the show. I looked around. The techniques on some of the other quilts on display were really great. The scissors/tweezers booth was really fun. There were hundreds of quilters finding joy in the various products and fabrics that characterize more traditional quilting. It basically made me really honored that though our work was quite
different, the Glendale Quilt Guild honored us by allowing us the space to show our work. (thank you, GQG) And it made me really excited to go to Quilt-Con next year. (yay, MQG!)
It will have to be wider in the long run, so I may have to add a border creatively to this, but for now you can at least see the fun I've been having with these tumblers.
Huge thanks to Yolanda who started "the tumbler party" swap so a bunch of us could share and swap fabrics - which Yolanda then cuts for all of us on her magic die-cut fabric machine...