My solo exhibit at the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum in Carrollton, GA continues until the end of August, so if you haven't been to see it, you still have time. I was there on Tuesday of this week to speak to the Carrollton Writers' Group--a great bunch of people. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them and talking about my work.
I'd guess there were 25-30 people in attendance. It was nice to see a good showing of men among them. They are not quilters, for the most part, so it was very interesting to me to have an audience with a different perspective than the usual quilter groups who attend my trunk shows. They asked lots of great questions and the time passed quickly. I think the main thing I came away with was that we have a great deal in common when it comes to our different creative paths. They just express themselves with words and I use images.
I recently did some pieces that are a new concept for me. My good friend, Maryanne Aubin, who's a wonderful artist and has her own frame shop, gave me the idea. She loved the ice-dyed fabrics and we enjoyed sitting together and picking out different things that we saw in various areas of the fabrics. She suggested that I isolate some of those things and make little art quilts, which could then be mounted on foamcore and matted, ready for framing. Well, long story short, I now have a new addiction. I have placed some of the finished pieces at the museum for sale and some at The Front Porch Gallery in Columbus.