It has been a long and wonderful journey sourcing an upcoming exhibition for the New England Area to be exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell Ma. "No Holds Barred", is coming this January 2011. Lots of lessons learned, lots of wonderful people met, lots of traveling, lots of giving and receiving. Receiving is harder than you might think, at least for me. I began the journey thinking what I could share of the gifts I have amassed over the years. At the conception I was hale and healthy. Midway I was hospitalized and immobile, unable to walk, be touched, and even barely lift myself. Here and now I am so close to hale and healthy even I can see it on the horizon. By God miracles do exist.
Great day in the morning, well I would say so! To those who shared their strength, their ideas, their support, themselves and never once doubted my recovery would be possible, my hat is off to you. My thanks knows no bounds and I am a better stronger person because you dared to jump into the frying pan along side me and have greatly contributed to my life and longevity.
In fact in addition to working on that project our critique group 'Sisters in Fiber' presently all residing in Massachusetts, will be presenting this weekend at the New England Quilt Museum.
Oh yeah! My co-pilot, voice of experience, and world traveler Celeste Janey, Michele David, and Brenda Jones will all join me in presenting a trunk show for the current exhibit AFRICAN-AMERICAN
QUILTS TODAY: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & the Matriarchs
We will display quilts we have been creating, embellishing, worrying over, swapping fabric in and out of over the past 20 years. We will have music, stories, quilts in various stages of completion, not to worry most finished, dyed fabrics, and other fiber items that we will share with you. The process is what is important to me and what I learn along the way, finishing is important to one of us, starting another, and finding time is a bug in all our bonnets. Well I hope you can join us, we guarantee a wonder filled, moving, heartfelt time!