Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Pleasant Surprise

When I returned from Florida last week one of the messages on my answering machine was from the director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT asking if they could borrow my quilt that he saw in Studio Art Quilt Associates Portfolio 20. As a Juried Artist Member I am entitled to have one page in each yearly catalog.  Catalogs are open to the public to purchase for $30, but they are also sent to galleries and museums.  I've been in for the past several years and this is the the first time something has come of it. It is lovely catalog with nice glossy paper and a stiff soft cover.  There are 261 pages in this issue.




This is the quilt, Itajime Surprise. He wants it for an exhibit entitled Stitched in Time: American Quilts 1758-2014 that will run from Sept. 20 to January 18. Mine will be one of a few from the 21st century.  Of course I said yes!  I absolutely love this museum.  It has a fabulous permanent collection and the most interesting special exhibits. I have been there several times.  The museum, which opened in 1903, was the first to exclusively show American art.

My only problem is that this is the quilt that I was going to enter into the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. in October. I don't have anything else worthy this year, so I will have to miss having a quilt in that show.  Of course it may not have been accepted, but I think I stood a pretty good chance, having been juried into many of their shows in previous years. Oh, well, I can always enter it next year.  

Once again I've linked up with Off the Wall Friday.  Go check it out.

7 comments:

Kate Themel said...

Congratulations, Norma! Hope to see you at the opening in October :-)

Linda M said...

Congratulations! That's a beautiful quilt.

Martha said...

Pleasant surprise, indeed. Congratulations on its being chosen for the exhibit. And so nice that you live close enough to go!
Martha Ginn

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

Norma: Good for you for allowing your quilt to be shown in the exhibit. And what an honor - good for you! Houston IQA will just have to miss you this year...

Vivien Zepf said...

This is so fabulous, Norma! Congratulations!

Heather P said...

That's wonderful, Norma!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh cool!! Congrats!