MArQ was last night. I hadn't planned to attend. After all the driving on the weekend, I was kind of partied out. But as the day went on yesterday, I decided it was worth the effort to connect with all the MArQ folk, and as always, I'm glad I went.
I rode in with Casey and Dabin, a Korean teenager who's staying with Casey and Pete for the next few weeks. Dabin has received a thorough grounding in American needle arts while she's been here, and she had a sprightly little butterfly quilt to show last night.
Show and Tell always inspires...and keeps me awake afterward.
Sonji's work has been well-documented in her blog. But it's exciting and affecting on a whole other level when seen in person. I'm so glad she's part of the group. Her dynamic approach always gives me a lot to think about. Judy Levine had done some very pleasing things with a windfall of upholstery scraps. And Suzanne Riggio is still producing her elegant and exquisite pieces despite being wheelchair-bound and having to run the footpedal of her machine with a hand.
But did I have my camera with me? Nooooo. I promise to do better next month.
I had nothing to show. Ephemera is still in too many pieces.
I did decide to give the guild challenge a thought. I have kept dithering about whether to even start on it, but I've kept buying fabric for it, all along. Do I have a ghost of a chance of finishing by early April? Stay tuned...
There are a couple juried shows coming up that could be entered without too much strain or pain. I'm thinking to send off a disc to the art quilt show in Paducah. That needs to be in the mail by mid-month.