Summer is finally in the air in Wisconsin. I hope that this update finds you enjoying the sunshine and outdoor activities that we wait for all winter long. I have returned from some adventurous travels.
With Ron's retirement in January, we found ourselves faced with options and choices for our future life together. We took ourselves to Florida where we could sort things out in the sunshine. One decision led to another and the outcome is that we purchased a home in Tarpon Springs where we intend to spend our winters. 'Snowbirds' is what the locals call us.
In the fall, I will be relocating my studio to a room in the Circle Door House. The moment I saw that beautiful leaded glass door I knew that it was a Godwink, a sign that this is where I am meant to work on the LoveLights.
I am more than thrilled to share that a long term goal has been fulfilled this month. An article on my technique appears in the Summer edition of Art Quilters Studio magazine published by Stampington Press. It features 'Calm the Blues - Look Within' with beautiful images of my work. The magazine is available at Barnes & Noble should you want to take a look.
Another goal has been to enter my work in the prestigious Sacred Threads Exhibit which is a juried, biennial event. 'Sacred Threads features quilts exploring joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood.' I am most pleased that my art 'TRANSFORMATION' is currently a part of this exhibit and is included in a hardcopy book. For more information see: http://www.sacredthreadsquilts.com/
The Fiber Artists Coalition exhibit Blue World/Green World opened at the Textile Center in Minneapolis on May 17th. 'Nolan's LoveLight' was part of that exhibit.
I got my copy of Quilting Arts magazine --the Jennings Homestead article starting on page 86 is AWESOME! I was in Florida when the group photo was taken, so I missed that photo op. However, I feel blessed to have been a part of that project. This quilt has traveled the country winning ribbons and recognition wherever it has been exhibited thanks to the efforts of Suzanne Riggio.
So in this year of travel and CHANGE, although I am not spending much time at my sewing machine, goals are being met and dreams are coming true. It's magical when I stop to think about it. This artistic path is quite the adventure!