Above: Debbi Crane, Patricia (Pokey) Bolton, Cheryl Prater
Thanks to everyone who came by MIU in Chicago last week! Between a flooded basement (came home to two feet of water) and a head cold, I'm just a tad beat, but I'm still laughing as I think about all the shenanigans that happened in Chicago at MIU. The "Surviving the Runway" bunch who braved the collage challenge were such troopers to put up with me as their host (I even got them to sing the "Barney Song" in order to earn more gel medium for their project). I'm afraid I can't tell you more because we're doing it again in Houston this fall, and the prizes will even be better. I posted a photo gallery on our Quilting Arts website so be sure to have a peek at the images. I'm also looking for more photos to post on this blog so if you have some, please email them to me.
A VERY SPECIAL thanks go to the following artists who participated in the Virtual Studios:
Judy Coates Perez
Virginia Spiegel (Who stayed the entire time!)
In other news...
Congratulations to our 2008 QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE® Calendar finalists! With more than 220 entries, slimming it down to the following pool was not an easy task. Our deepest thanks goes to all of our participants and we hope you had fun interpreting a favorite story of yours.
Our editorial team also learned that you are a group of prolific readers. Some of the more popular books that were depicted in stitch included The Scarlet Letter, Alice in Wonderland, The Poisonwood Bible, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Secret Life of Bees, Anne of the Green Gables, The Alchemist, The Wizard of Oz, and The Color Purple.
The following artists are asked to ship their quilts to Quilting Arts by Wednesday, May 9, 2007 (please note this is a receive-by date). You may ship your quilt using UPS, DHL, Fed Ex, or USPS.
If using UPS, Fed Ex, or DHL, ship your quilt to:
ATTN: 2008 Calendar Contest
23 Gleasondale Rd.
If using USPS, please ship to:
Attn: 2008 Calendar Contest
PO Box 685
If you choose to ship using USPS, you must use our P.O. BOX; otherwise your piece will not be delivered to us.
Congratulations to the following finalists:
Donna Anderson (both entries)
Betsy Brandt-Kreutz (both entries)
Wen Redmond (“Dance”)
On Friday, May 25, 2007, we will announce the winners on our website. Please note: we reserve the right to keep the 13 winning quilts for display through December 31, 2007. All other quilts will be returned between June 1–15, 2007.