This past weekend was the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Show in New Milford, CT. I was the first time I entered a quilt to be judged in a show and the first time I was vending my hand-painted fabrics.
It seemed like I had been painting fabric non-stop for weeks to replenish the supply I sold unexpectedly to a group of vacationing quilters on Cape Cod last month. The last yards were still drying on the porch the afternoon before the show.
That night, which was also Phil's birthday, after dinner with friends, Chuck Lockhart (who created the meditating kitty for my logo) was painting the Zen Cat Art banner. Thanks Chuck!
The fabric was well received, everyone loved the sneakers, I met some really great people, and I made a little money in the bargain. And, no surprise, I had a grand time!
AND... My quilt (Mosaic Pattern) won third prize in the Art Quilt category in the show. When I saw the other quilts in the category, I was really pleased. All the quilts in the show were really grand!
This is the other quilt that I entered in the show "Einstein's Violin." The pattern will be out next week. It's a riff off of a painting in the Wadsworth Athenuem in Hartford by a fabulous artist, Jack Whitten. (More on Jack Whitten and the Wadsworth in a future post.)
By the way, the great photos of the booth were provided by Karen Eckmeier and her iphone. Don't you love technology!