After 8 times applying to Quilt National over 16 years, the 9th time was the charm. No other entrant this year had tried so many times, so I won the Hilary Morrow Fletcher Award called Persistence Pays. I am nothing if not persistent. Getting into QN has been a goal for many years.
The quilt looks great hanging with all the others and is right at the front, one of the first you see. The opening night was exhilarating and fun. It is great to see so many people at the exhibit–so many artists (63 I think they said) and so many patrons. Over Friday and Saturday the little red dots go on as the collectors make their choices. –Equally thrilling to watch large and expensive quilt art being purchased.
Giving my 2 minute talk on Saturday morning
Kathleen announcing the awards
Brooke Atherton and a closeup of her Best of Show quilt
A quiet moment in the gallery
More photos of artists and their quilts can be seen on Deidre Adams’ blog: http://abstractions.deidreadams.com/