I just got word that this new book, 1000 Quilt Inspirations by Sandra Sider, is now available. Three of my pieces are included so I am excited to see the book! If you go on Amazon there is a little video on one of the reviews that shows someone leafing through it. It is also available through Barnes & Noble or from the publisher at qbookshop.com
It looks like a lovely picture book with lots of inspiration for all types of quilts.
This the first time I have had my work published in a book. The pieces I submitted were all small pieces created for the Studio Art Quilt Associates on-line fundraising auction held every year in the early Fall. My pieces have always sold and I hope the recipients have enjoyed them. I made them all especially for the auction so they are 12x12.
I am getting excited as well for another new opportunity for me. I will be attending my first Studio Art Quilt Associates Conference in Portland at the end of April and am looking forward to meet many of the artists I admire and interact with on-line through the SAQA email list. I was lucky enough to obtain a Montana Arts Council Grant that will pay for half of my costs for the trip. The last two days I am there I will be visiting with my good childhood friend, Michelle, who lives in Vancouver just across the river from Portland. It is has been a long time since I have had a vacation and I love travelling by myself. I'm flying, which I also love, and staying in the conference hotel. Portland here I come!
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