Well, it’s a dream come true! One of my quilts, a new one from my Redefinitions series, is on display at the Visions Art Museum!
Part of the “Recent Acquisitions from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection” exhibition which opened in San Diego’s Visions Art Museum on November 9, “Desert Sands” is made from 100% silk fabrics, some of them hand-painted. The piece measures 30″ x 34″ and is densely quilted all over.
The quilt was acquired from me shortly after the Studio Art Quilt Association conference in Athens, Ohio, held in conjunction with Quilt National. Its owner, well-known collector and quilt maker Del Thomas, was charged with carrying the quilt to the Visions Art Museum for sale in the Museum Shop by curator Beth Smith because Del was traveling by car and Beth did not want to fold the piece and pack it in her suitcase.
You can imagine my surprise and delight when Del emailed me a few days after leaving Athens for Paducah and said, “The more I look at this quilt, the better I like it. I’m buying it for myself, so you’ll have to make others for the Visions Art Museum Shop!”
Now you know why I’ve been working so hard to develop new fabrics. The next episode of my fabric dyeing exploits with mud, henna and more will be posted soon. Isn’t quilting fun?!