|Two viewers in front of my Whistler entry, Miyajima Nocturne, and that of Pamela Allen on the right (nice company to be in, no?)|
Last year I vowed not to return to the quilt festival...the auditorium is/was dark, not showing the quilts to their advantage; the vendors, likewise, were in the dark and many fewer in number from years past; and the show did not stay open on Saturday past 4pm and not at all on Sunday. Then, I changed my mind. Fortunately, I had not vowed to too many people that I couldn't change my mind without a lot of explanation or an eggy face. This year's festival was better than I'd expected...although the lighting is still poor and most of the other conditions still exist...there were many other venues added to the weekend, any one of which would be worth the trip.
Particularly interesting exhibits around town were: Material Voices, juried by Sylvia Einstein. I really liked Sandy Donabed's Twins with their red nail polish...made me smile; the ALL Gallery,where I actually bought a small piece of Linda Dunn's. I have admired her work for years. Usually I purchase one of her cards with the intention of sending it to friend or family. Somehow when those occasions arrive, I find some rationale to keep it and send something else. I won't have that dilemma and the subsequent guilt to deal with this year...I'll post a pic when I receive it following the end of the exhibit. The exhibits at the Whistler House Museum and The Brush Gallery did not disappoint.
|Friend Judy Ross with her gorgeous piece|
|A tired, wet 'me' with my End of Summer at The Brush Gallery (r). Behind me is Sandy Gregg's beauty(l)|
One of several quilts in the new venue Boston Modern Quilt Guild exhibit.
The weekend was a great time for me. I saw old friends, made new ones, and energized myself. So no vows that I can't rationalize later.