It’s been a busy time here…I started Spring cleaning early because we have had the most bitter Winter ever. It forced me to spend a lot of time inside and my daughter to have numerous snow days from school, which in Minnesota, is pretty rare! We are brave Winter people. However, the temps and wind chill have been so ultra cold this year, it has made it unbearable to be outdoors for extended periods.
My studio is getting cleaner, which helps in the productivity department, not to mention inspiration!
Also, in 2014, I have joined two different quilting organizations. MQG (Modern Quilt Guild) and SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). I added these two national/regional group memberships to my current membership with American Quilters Society, and to round out the other local groups I belong to. Locally, I belong to the Minnesota Quilters guild, Chaska Area Quilt Club, and have a couple small quilting groups I enjoy meeting with. I’m immersing myself in my art wholeheartedly, and it feels really good!
With SAQA, there was an immediate opportunity to participate in a call for entry for a trunk show. SAQA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The trunk show is a three year, traveling exhibition for SAQA members to share an art quilt they’ve created in a 10″ x 7″ size that showcases their artistic expression. These art quilts will debut at the SAQA Conference in May. What you see above is my entry, Peekaboo Heart.