Art Quilts XII
I was so excited yesterday to find out that my quilt Faces in Cloth II was juried into Art Quilts XII (http://members.aol.com/sdihowell/artquilts.htm). I have not entered into this exhibition before, but I have decided to spend more time entering art quilt only shows. Last year, I discovered that none of my quilts were eligible for entry into AQS/Paducah because they fall between 24 and 40 wide — and AQS has no category for this size. I made a portrait quilt over 40 inches — but it felt wrong and I was doing it for the wrong reasons — so I have been putting my energies into other areas. Art Quilts XII seemed like a great place to start, and I am ecstatic to be included.
This is my 2nd start at a blog. I had a rough start with WordPress but I think that I have all of the kinks worked out. This month, I also had 2 quilts juried into the World of Beauty exhibit at IQA/Houston — Faces in Cloth IV & Faces in Cloth V.
This is my first time to work in a series and I am learning so much. I am currently taking a break from portraits but hope to start another in the coming weeks.
I will also have a 3rd quilt in Houston this year — I just finished my quilt for the non-juried Journal Quilt exhibition. The rules prohibit me from sharing it publically until the opening on the Oct. 31st — but I have the pics ready to go when that day comes.