Saturday, December 21, 2013

Exciting News

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Nancy Samotis, an art constant for health care facilities asking if two of my big works, Emerald City and Fiesta were available for sale. She was going to present them to the powers that be at the Yale Maternal Fetal Center, a place for women with difficult pregnancies.
She told me that she would let me know the outcome of the meeting after Thanksgiving.  Since I hadn't heard from her, I surmised that they must have gone with something else so I was surprised and delighted yesterday when I received her email telling me that they thought that my Emerald City would be perfect for the waiting area where all clinical patients enter.

I am so excited to be having a piece of mine hanging in a public place. It will be my first. This piece is the last of my "city" series and I have had good luck with them.  Three have sold, one was a second place winner at Houston and one traveled for three years with the Art Quilt Town and Country exhibit that was first shown at the IQA show in Houston.

Emerald City  45" x 46"
I had dyed forty yards of fabric for this quilt. Needless to say that I have a lot of green left over and am currently working on another green quilt in a very different style. 

I am linking up with Off the Wall Fridays.  Please check it out and see what everyone is up to.

20 comments:

Virginia Greaves said...

Congratulations -- that is awesome!

Linda M said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful place for the quilt to be. I'm so happy for you.

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

Norma: This is fantastic. I am so happy for you! Your work is beautiful and it should be shown in public spaces. The warmth and familiarity of a textile is perfect for the space of a hospital. Congrats - you deserve it.

Regina B Dunn said...

How wonderful. It's a beautiful piece and has a lot to look at for people who are waiting in a hospital setting. I'm sure many will walk up to it to look at it closer.

Sylvia said...

Congratulations on the sale! It is a wonderful piece!

Anonymous said...

Oh Norma

How exciting and wonderful for you and all the people who will be privileged to see this terrific piece.
Carole Hoffman

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Congratulations Norma, what an honor for you.

Cindy Green said...

Yay! Well deserved and so exciting! So happy for you!

The Inside Stori said...

Congratulations!! What a well deserved sale!!!

Sue said...

What a wonderful validation of your talent and creativity. So well deserved !! Enjoy the moment.

Julia Graber said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful quilt. I'd be thrilled too.

Sarah said...

Wow this is exciting news for you. Your quilt is beautiful and will look amazing hanging in a public space for all to see. Congratulations!

LA Paylor said...

Wow, that is affirming isn't it!?!
Congratulations,and well deserved.
So happy for your work to be somewhere to make people feel better, or give them beauty to look at as a distraction from illness.
LeeAnna Paylor

Wil said...

Congratulations!

Margaret Cooter said...

Love those touches of red ... beautiful work...

Zizophora said...

Congratulations! I love this quilt!

Vivien Zepf said...

Congratulations, Norma! That is wonderful and well deserved!

janice pd said...

Happy dancing with you Norma. Having work in public places is wonderful.

Natalya Aikens said...

congratulations!! woo hoo!!!!

Shannon said...

Super congratulations Norma, it's such a wonderful piece and I'm so happy it will be where people will get to see it all the time!