Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On our way!
Both of my entries were accepted to Tactile Architecture debuting in Houston, TX at the International Quilt Festival! and they are, drum roll please.......Central Park and our group project Artists' Village!!


I am so happy for several reasons.  One is that I had made another 3D quilt called Little Fish in a Big City.  It is in Quilt National '09 which is still touring.  One of the venues for the collection that my quilt was traveling in was for Houston this year.  Something happened.  I don't know what, but it is no longer slated to come to Houston.  I am so disappointed, I really wanted this quilt to be seen in Houston.  So, it is especially wonderful, that the sequel, Central Park, is going to Houston!  And, even better, the theme of this quilt...the dense population of downtown areas and the need for green space is replicated at the George Brown Convention Center, located in downtown Houston around a lovely, lovely park!  Perfect!

The second reason is that since inviting 16 artists to make our artists' village I have been on pins and needles worried about finding a venue for it.  Tactile Architecture seemed the perfect venue and was my first choice.  But our village was an unusual entry, because it is large, 3D and is a collaborative project.  But I like LARGE, and I love 3D (it is art that looks different as you move around and view it from different angles), and I crave and am hugely rewarded by collaborative projects.  This is just PERFECT!


8 comments:

Susan Turney said...

Congratulations! I especially LOVE Artists' Village and would so like to see it in person! It's such a great idea and the colors are fabulous...just like, I would expect, a real-life artists' village would be if they could do anything they wanted. It gives me such a good feeling to look at it and think about it!

Sue Dennis said...

I'm looking forward to seeing them both in Houston.

LynCC said...

Very, very cool

Jackie said...

Congrats. I do 3D quilts and adore them as well.

connie said...

Happy, Happy Day! Congratulations. These are two incredible projects.

rachel's said...

Congratulations! Your work always inspires me!

Rachel Parris said...

Congratulations BIG TIME!! Kathy. I love both of these quilts. You and your group continue to inspire and amaze!

Chris said...

Wow - i just discovered your blog and your work, both are awesome! and this village is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! congrats!