Sunday, July 24, 2011

Artists' Garden
52" x 52"

Today's post is to announce that our group quilt, Artist's Garden, has been accepted into Quilts: A World of Beauty, IQA, Houston!  We are all so thrilled to have our work going to Houston!  It is such an honor to be juried into this prestigious show.  And we are also very proud of this quilt.   It is an uplifting experience to be a part of a collaborative project that comes together to produce something beautiful!

Connie Hudson dreamed up this project last fall. She took photos of flowers from a trip to Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia and sent them to each of the artists to interpret in their own way. The individual flower blocks come together to make a beautiful garden and the black garden trellis represents the way our group supports each other.  But what is most interesting is how uncanny it felt to be asked to participate in this group quilt and then receive the photo of the flower that Connie picked individually for each of us.  It was as if she saw our souls in that garden and knew the perfect flower for each of us.  

After making my block, which you may remember from my earlier post, here, I was thrilled to see the other wonderful blocks made by each artist, a number of which are in 3D!  Clockwise from upper left: Connie Hudson, Cindy Potter Henneke, Annie Smith, Sherri McCauley, Suzan Engler, Barb Forrister, Kathy York, Frances Holliday Alford; center: Leslie Jenison


Lynette said...

How exciting! Congratulations. It is a very beautiful quilt.

lindacreates said...

This is stunning! I so wish I could be in Houston to view it in person. Congratulations to you all!