The first one never had a title except for "Challenge 2008" because it was made for the 2008 Sapphire Quilt Show challenge. We were given the florally fabric with the black background and a dull light green tone-on-tone fabric with vines on it which were both very difficult to coordinate with other fabrics. It took me months to come up with this collection---but it was worth it! This piece won the challenge and was purchased before the show was over. I will always regret that the price it sold for was an error and they got it for a song. And I never even got to bond with it as I finished it just before the show! At least I have pictures! I am glad that it went to someone who really enjoys and appreciates it---and bought another piece shortly thereafter!
I have been busy working on pieces for my upcoming solo show at Montana Art and Framing in Missoula, Montana. I have 8 new pieces and hope to complete several more. I am pretty happy with what I have so far and hope that the gallery owner will be too. I haven't made my final decision, but I think the show will be called "Stitch: Lines of Communication". With all the quilting and the hand embroidery on these pieces the lines are pretty integral to the work. Now to write up a publicity statement about the show and what my title means. Back to work!