Excitement and validation

I’ve always been fascinated by the mysterious “crop circles” that appear overnight in our fields. To tell the story, I chose a palette of neutrals — 8 in all — black, dark gray, medium gray, light gray, navy, dark blue, brown, and white! I challenged myself to use dark values that merge together for the background and to “float” some of the circles off the edge.

“Crop Circles”  55″ x 66″   Quilted by Holly Casey

At first I didn’t know if I should get excited. How big of a deal was it to have your quilt chosen for this show? I thought Quilts=Art=Quilts was one of the revered shows of the art quilt (aka textile art) world, but it wasn’t until I read the list of other artists in the show that my heart flipped over. Holy cow!!! 

I’ve been a working artist for some time now, selling my art quilts and getting accepted into juried shows – but this – this is real validation. Yayyyy!!!

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2017

Oct 28, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This year’s exhibit will feature quilts by 65 artists from across the US and around the world.

The exhibit will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017, with an Artist Reception from 4-6pm. The opening weekend will include a Quilter’s Brunch at the Springside Inn in Auburn on Sunday, October 29, from 10:30am-12pm, followed by a Director’s Tour of the exhibit at 1pm at the Schweinfurth.



  1. I could not find a pllace to comment after your latest entry so I am typing here to say it is later where I found another place to comment. Patricia


  2. I commented under bits and pieces in gallery I think and it was meant to ggo right after your blog post but no place to comment hence the next comment. Please forgive the oops!


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