Oh I am as excited as a kid in a candy store;
Today, on the Eve of a brand new year (2017 Oh My Gosh), I have brought out an old friend to play:
|Aged Beauty (2014)|
I have had the most marvelous year in quilting that I have ever had, without a doubt. My two loves, linen quilting and charity quilting, kept me more than busy. I was so pleased to send over 30 quilts to Quilts Beyond Borders; and to make a special Christmas quilt for my nice, Kelly. My quilt 'Annabelle's Wedding Feast" won a big prize at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza and is already scheduled to be judged at the Road to California, and the Daytona AQS Show. And a newbie piece, in shadow trapunto, is , I hope, going to a national show for the first time...
I joined the board of the Northern California Quilt Council, a great group - I look forward to working with them. And I joined SAQA, the Studio Art Quilt Association, or something similar to that title - a fabulous organization that is going to open new doors.
But most of all, I will create. I have several very nice linen quilts in progress; and I have ideas for moving linen into some more contemporary artistic treatments.
So - a GREAT year - and 2017 is only going to be more fun...
I will close with what has become an annual NYE tradition: a photo of the Empty Spools from the past year:
|Empty Spools, 2016|
Happy New Year to You all. I'll be ordering more thread tomorrow.