Curtain Call 2
Last week I was surprised by some very good news. "Curtain Call 2" has been selected for a "cash award" in the "Art-Naturescapes" category of the International Quilt Association's show in Houston, Texas. The exact nature of the award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on October 29. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend to receive the award in person. More information to follow. A few days ago I also received the news that "Curtain Call 2" will be one of the quilts featured in the International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine. This magazine is dedicated to the quilts and happenings of the International Quilt Festival. I have seen it available at Chapters stores here in Canada in previous years.
If you would like to own a little piece of this series, "Curtain Call 3", below, will be up for auction in the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) annual fund-raising auction on Monday, September 23.
Curtain Call 3
I am currently preparing for a busy month of teaching and travel. My Art Quilt Series starts here in Ottawa at The Running Stitch on Sunday, September 22. I will be teaching for three days (October 4, 5 and 6) at Cherry Tree Quilts in Summerland, British Columbia. A few days of vacation will be added to spend some time enjoying the Okanagan Valley. My week-long dyeing class "Dyeing to Quilt" takes place October 21-25 at the Haliburton School of the Arts. I am busy revising notes, inventorying patterns, getting copies made, reviewing my dyeing processes, and beginning to pack. I am also working on some new patterns and starting to give thought to a simple pattern for my first line of commercial fabrics. I am still not revealing the name of the company until I have some concrete details to share.
The weather has been just gorgeous here and the trees are starting to turn. My husband took this photo last weekend. I hope to carve out a day to spend seeing and photographing autumn this coming week.