Sunday, October 6, 2013


It was a really wonderful experience being a Studio Art Quilt Associates Connecticut Co-Rep for the last few years.  Granted it did involve commitment... but it also afforded me the pleasure of meeting and working with some truly wonderful artists, curators, museum directors, gallery owners, shop owners, university professors and the list goes on.

For those of you who are members, seriously, consider getting involved more.  For those of you who are not members, go look at the new website and think about joining.

I feel this way in spite of, not because of, retiring as Co-rep.  Heck, I almost teared up at the prospect of leaving the position when I was presented with this grand crow puppet as my 'emeritus' gift.

Frankly, I think she will be very happy in my studio. I will probably need to name her.  Suggestions?

Crows have long been an image I use in my work...actually other corvids too.  I am intrigued by these intelligent creatures.  That and they are a metaphor for my advancing age:  no bluebirds here.


  1. Congrats, Diane! Your crow is fabulous. I want one!!

  2. You put your heart and soul into the position of co-rep and enhanced the image of art quilts on many levels, you will be missed. Name suggestion: Inspiration

  3. Congratulations, Diane! I can't think of a more deserving Emeritus. And if you're a music aficionado, you could name the crow "Sheryl" . . .

    The Other Diane

  4. Thank you for your kind words. I was just the bit uninterested in becoming 'emeritus' but now I'm seeing the up side: more time in my studio. And, I think she really might be a Sheryl ;^)

  5. I'm so glad I got to "serve my time" as a CT Rep with you! Congratulations on a job well done. Don't get too lost in studio time, though. The next regional exhibition awaits!