Saturday, August 23, 2008

Barnful of Quilts 2008

I'm pleased to announce that I will be participating in the sixth annual Barnful of Quilts on Saturday, October 11. This event, started by quilter Valerie Fox as a way to raise money for the Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, is a wonderful celebration of quilting, with a special emphasis on fiber arts and art quilts. There are lots of great quilts to look at and buy, and great shopping for fabrics, quilt patterns and original art. It is held in a spectacular barn on the Fox Family Farm in beautiful Waxhaw, North Carolina, south of Charlotte.

My friend and art quilter extraordinaire, Ellen Guerrant, is the featured contemporary artist this year!

To see photos from previous shows and get more details about the show (including directions), go to the Fox Family Farms website here and click on the photo albums. You can also check out some of my photos from last year's Barnful of Quilts in my October 2007 blogpost here.

Mark your calendar, and come see me in my stall!

Journal Quilt Project II

I found out this week that my piece "Running Deep" was accepted into the Journal Quilt Project II. It will be displayed in Houston at the International Quilt Festival. There were 155 entries from the online QuiltArt group, and 48 were accepted. QuiltArt has been on fire since the acceptances were announced with people who were excited and others who were disappointed.

Virginia Spiegel was one of the exhibition's jurors. If you have ever entered a juried or judged quilt competition, her latest blog post should be required reading. You can check it out here, on her blog.

Virginia does a wonderful job of explaining her job as a juror for this exhibition. Her respect for each entry and each artist is evident, and the tips she provides are very valuable. I know that I will be keeping her comments in mind each time I prepare an exhibition entry in the future.