What do you know? I got into my very first quilt show. Remember a while back I said that I entered my art quilt called "Teach Us to Pray" in the SAQA Amazing Art Quilts Show? Well, today's post contained the usual junk and catalogs plus a thin little envelope with my handwriting on the outside. Dan figure out what it was before I did, even though I've been waiting for it. I gave it a quick squeeze, felt the square outline of a slide inside, and decided that it was almost certainly a rejection.
It was not! Much to my surprise the first sentence started with the word "Congratulations." I don't know what to make of this. I'm heartened, grateful, and surprised. The juror (Julia Pfaff) selected 39 pieces from a field of 122 entries. That's pretty good. The show runs in Staunton, VA Aug 29 - Oct 5 then goes on to the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Arts Festival 2009 in Hampton, VA. I got two for one.
This is just a great send-off as I prepare to leave for Ohio tomorrow morning for my week with Kerr. Five whole days of studio time--what joy.
Watch the blog this week. If things go as planned, I'm going to save a little energy for blogging each night.