Sunday, June 10, 2012

Award Winner!

I'm home from the Columbus Artists' Guild Member Show and I'm excited.  "Smoky Mountain High" won a patron's award at the show.  I'm reminded of Sally Field's speech many years ago when she won an Oscar.  She said, "You like me!  You really like me!"  That kinda sums up my reaction to winning an award at an art show that includes some pretty impressive artists. 

Sometimes, as an art quilter, you feel as though you have your face pressed up to the glass and you can see all the "real" artists on the other side, but you don't think there's a place for you there.  Well, somebody opened the door.

By the way, if you're in Columbus, GA between now and June 23rd, the show is open Mon-Sat at the Illges Gallery in the Corn Center, Columbus State University--corner of Front Ave. & Dillingham St.

I know you've already seen her, but I couldn't resist--"Smoky Mountain High".


  1. JoAnn

    I love your quilts! This is an especially nice one.


  2. Hi JoAnn,
    Just saw your post on the SAQA list so came over to check out your work. I love your pieces, especially the hummingbird and the Bonsai!

  3. I, too, saw your post and visited your blog--beautiful work!
    Martha Ginn

  4. JoAnn,
    Posting your site on the SAQA page was a great idea! I love your work... I can relate to your immersion into nature. Of course your grandkids are adorable too! Do you paint or dye your own fabrics?

    Best Regards,

    1. Hi Carol,
      Thanks so much. I tried to send a reply to you through my e-mail account, but may have hit the wrong key, so don't know if you got it or not. I do paint fabric from time to time, but haven't gotten into dying yet. I may try a technique I read about in the latest Quilting Arts Mag--using ice. One of the gals in my art quilt group brought a sample she had done to our last meeting and it was gorgeous.