If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, come check out Fiber: Exploring Today and Remembering Yesterday, a group exhibit now on view at the Verizon Gallery at the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. My lamentations quilt is among those being exhibited.

Full details about the opening reception below:

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The past few months have been really, really good to me.

First, I have a few photos of my work in the Do It Yourself edition of Flow magazine. It’s all in Dutch, but it is a very wonderful and inspiring publication.



I am a little more than happy. (Especially about the part where I am across the page from Jenny Hart!)

And second, my paper quilt, lamentations, has been accepted into a local exhibition entitled Exploring Today and Remembering Yesterday. More details to come!

Last month, I decided to enter my Rosie: Oyster Shucker piece into the local needlework show held at a historical site called Woodlawn Plantation. It’s an event that I mean to go to every year (this year is the 51st year of the exhibition), but have never made it to… until today. My mother came down (she also put in a mini quilt) and we were more or less the first people there today. We walked in to the first room, and the first thing I see is my piece hanging there on the wall, with a blue ribbon.

Photos are technically not allowed, but since it was my piece, I did get permission, but it was quick, hence the blurriness.

Photos are technically not allowed, but since it was my piece, I did get permission. But it was quick, hence the blurriness.

It was completely an unexpected surprise, and it caught me a little off-guard. Frankly, my first thought was that I must have had no competition! But the women working the show assured me that no one is awarded a ribbon if they don’t deserve one. My mother also received a 2nd place ribbon for her mini-quilt. Not too shabby for a couple of first-timers!

I wish that I could have taken photos of many other pieces as they were really very stunning. The Best In Show winner was this amazing blackwork (with touches of purple and gold) and there were some very inventive canvas work samplers.

If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, I highly recommend the show.

I’m super happy to announce (now that the package has safely arrived) that I’ll be showing (and selling) three pieces at Ghost Gallery in Seattle starting November 14. (Facebook event here, if you’re interested.) All the pieces in the show will also be available online.

I’m nervous, excited, anxious, proud and thrilled all at the same time.

Thanks to Bridgeen for sending the call my way. She’ll have some work in the show as well.

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