Sunday, April 10, 2011

Best of the Valley Quilt Show

It's that time again for the Best of the Valley Quilt show.  I went Friday and was a docent and sold tickets and spent money.  The best things I bought were from Kristin Eilers who now is selling her hand dyes and had her own booth for the first time.  You go girl!  I wish I would have bought more but I know where to find her!

Janice Minyard was the guest artist. I love her work because she is a well rounded quilter. You can see her traditional roots but she is entering the art quilting world. Her machine quilting is just amazing.  I am really going to miss her when she moves to the coast this summer.  I hope we can visit her!  (Diane took the picture.  The one I took didn't show her work.  Thanks Diane!)

The quilts at the show were amazing.  The talent out there is inspiring but I felt really depressed and overwhelmed with the direction of my own work.  I feel like I haven't had the time this year to develop into the artist I someday want to be.  Time restraints have been a huge issue and I have noticed that more and more I don't have time to get into the studio.  With kids out of the house, it should be my time now.  So I have decided (with the help of my friend Grace!) to re-evaluate my priorities and quit some things.  I want to work on some ideas I have for original work and spend more time improving in the areas that I lack in. 

This is Becky and Daniel getting into the cereal and I can only imagine what Katrina felt when she saw this.  Overwhelmed I'm sure!  Well, this is how I see my life right now.  Overwhelmed and not knowing what to do next.  I guess you start by disciplining the kids and them pick up the mess.  Discipline my life, pick up the pieces and start all over!


  1. I'm sorry you aren't getting the time in your studio. I know how important that is to you. In my opinion, I adore your work and think you are a very talented artist. I hope you won't give up any of the groups that I'm in with you. I would miss seeing you and I don't see you nearly enough as it is.

  2. I know you will be great in whatever you do. I think you are a great teacher, and think you should continue in that arena too.