Saturday, July 12, 2014

Artful Outing

Yesterday my FiberWorks group took a field trip to New Haven, CT instead of our regular Friday meeting.  Our purpose was twofold.  First we went to see an exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art, Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artist's Books and the Natural World.  It was a wonderful exhibit, but no photography was allowed.  You can read all about it here.

After the museum we went right next door to the Atticus Bookstore Cafe  for a delicious lunch.  This is an independently owned book store, a rarity these days, right near the Yale campus. I wish we had more time to spend there because in addition to the books they had a huge selection of wonderful cards.  I usually buy cards when I travel and add them to my stash at home, so that I am not limited to the Hallmark cards we can buy locally. Nothing against Hallmark, but I do like something more unusual.

And then we were on to our next destination, to visit the quilt that I sold last winter to the Yale-New Haven Hospital's Fetal Medicine Center.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was last March when I was in Florida, so this was the first chance I got to see it hung.

Mine was hung in a hallway and I couldn't stand back far enough to get a good squared-off view.

This gives you an idea of how it was mounted in this shadowbox-like frame, wired for security.

The very nice metal plaque hanging beside it.

Vivika DeNegre, the current editor of Quilting Arts, who was instrumental in having the powers that be look at my website and choose my quilt, also had a very large commissioned piece hanging in the same room. My piece was abut 50" square and hers looked twice as wide as mine. I think they must have painted the wall to match her quilt.  Anyway it looked great!

I loved the way she quilted it.  


Vivika said...

Sounds like a great day! Your piece is stunning!

Diane Wright said...

I love your piece, Norma. What a wonderful home for it!