Monday, June 8, 2009

church show

Yesterday I got to show off my work a little. Our church had an art show featuring members of the congregation who were artists and craftspeople.
Here's my little spot (I was sharing my table with a woman who writes poetry):
I just realized that I showed the first and last quilts I posted on this blog. Glenn's denim quilt was my very first post. It was also so heavy I could barely get it to stay up. I wound up wrapping twine around one corner to take advantage of a hook that was already in the wall. The other quilt is Carol's. I should have it in the mail to her soon.

The rest is a mish mash of doll quilts and needlework. Most of what I showed depended on what I could get my hands on quickly. Some doll quilts had to be reclaimed for a short time. Ellie yelled, "Hey, those are mine!" when she first saw my display.
All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon. I found out that several other women in the congregation quilt and we've made plans to start a "caring quilt" group in the fall. We'll piece tops for members who are going through a difficult time. The tops will come to church to be tied by everyone who is able to help and a blessing or good thought for the recipient is said as each knot is tied.
Besides quilters, there were weavers, knitters, authors, poets, photographers, potters, painters, flower arrangers, sketch artists, collage artists, musicians... Plans are in the works for next year and I'm already thinking about what I'd like to have done for that show.
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Anonymous said...

I love your quilts for others idea. Can't wait for Queen of Thrift (Is that right?) to arrive here.


Rebekah said...

That is such a cute idea for a church "mixer". It's always fun finding out about other people's hidden talents

Anonymous said...

Oh those quilts!!! They are AMAZING!!!