Starting next Sunday, June 12, my quilt „Play of Lines XIX“ will be on display for several weeks as part of the exhibit The ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY (USA).
This is a great pleasure for me, and I feel very honored to be represented in the show.
When I read the call for submission via the SAQA-newsletter I immediately was convinced that I would like to participate in that exhibition. I wanted to enter as many quilts as permitted. However, with all the preparations for my market event, and my travels, I did not have enough time to make a brand-new quilt. As they accepted works from recent years, I wanted to refer to some of the quilts I had made during the last two very productive years. Imagine my disappointment when I realized that the size restrictions included in the call for submission gave a clear indication that that wasn’t ‚my size’. All my quilts were either considerably larger or just a few inches smaller than permitted. Except for Play of Lines XIX.
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Play of Lines XIX (2010)
But to go through all the paperwork for only one single quilt? And I do not have PayPal, nor an American checking account, they did not accept credit card payment... I almost withdrew from my plans. However, an American friend offered to write a check for me. So virtually in the last minute before departure to North Carolina I prepared the CD with the picture, printed out and completed the form for entering and threw everything into my suitcase. After all I was going to the States – good chance to save a little bit of postage.
Even before I returned to Germany I had a positive answer that my quilt was accepted. (That arrived on the same day as a rejection from another competition I had entered, but that’s another story.) So right after my return I packed and shipped my first larger quilt to a show in the US. A Miniature quilt had been shown in Texas last year, but this is the first in a juried show.
Unfortunately i can not be present at the opening or any of the lectures that go along with the show, nor see the show itself. Or the Art Park. From what I have seen on the website, it must be quite an impressive place for art! How wonderful to be represented there. We’ll see whether Play of Lines XIX will return to Germany ...?