Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
It’s almost show time! I was out at the museum yesterday, dropping off a few things. I took a quick spin around our show; it is almost ready. You got a bit of a peek from Marija’s post earlier this week, but it’s much better in person. Love seeing everyone’s work up close. The new museum exhibit of Bobbie Fuhrmann’s life work (a former guild member) is quite impressive too. Beautiful lace and quilts in one woman’s work. She was amazingly talented. I never met Bobbie, except now through her legacy. Alice Bachraty’s exhibit (our guild’s founding mother) is worth the trip too. We can all appreciate Alice through our participation in the guild she loved so much.
Today, I believe, is judging day. Personally the awards mean little to me-I pick out my own best of show and favorites. I have always loved and appreciated quilts, from the time I was tiny. So nice to snuggle up in a well-worn quilt that smells like grandma. I’m sure though that the recognition and validation from “experts” means a lot to the quilters who win. It is so nice to have your work appreciated, and to be told publicly of the appreciation. I’m sure many of the quilts, winners and not, are the fruits of many loving hours. Be sure to take time during the show to fill out some “talk to the quilter” forms and let them know how much you enjoy their work.
Well my “tree guys” are arriving to take down the silver maple today, so TTFN.