Art quilt group meeting last night. It's generally a good time to network a bit and get a jumpstart for the creative juices.
Sonji Hunt is a very talented and newish member of the group, whose original slant on artmaking is exactly the sort of thing that keeps me awake till 2 a.m. after these meetings. She showed one of the evening's most inspirational pieces (sorry to not have a picture of it but take a look here), which is on its way to travel with a national show curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. She opened up/cut apart a quilt "that needed to breathe", inserted contrasting panels, and added lots of applique and embellishment. The result is vibrant and jazzy, the edges of the quilt literally unable to contain all the activity within. It gave me much to think about.
For the last several years, our group has sent entries to the group challenge of the AQS Nashville show, and have been very successful with it, winning a number of awards. Some rumbles are beginning to emerge that perhaps we have worked this one event enough and might move on to another focus. It'll be interesting to see how this idea plays out in the months ahead.
As for me, I need to get sewing.