Sunday, October 18, 2009

October is "Barnful of Quilts" Time....

a post from Debbie...

"Barnful of Quilts" is becoming a lovely October tradition for quilters in this part of the world and I was delighted to be asked to participate for a second year...

"Barnful..." is the brai
nchild of Valerie Fox who raises El Escondito Paso Fino horses on her farm in Waxhaw, NC. (a decidedly "exotic" locale for a city born and bred northerner). Once a year, Valerie organizes friends and members of her church and the neighboring community to clean out her beautiful barn for this fundraising event.

Quilt artists (traditional and contemporary) are invited to display their work -- on walls, in stalls, in the exercise ring
...basically any available surface or space. And along with vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale, and horses looking on from nearby pastures -- it adds up to a festive day-long treat for all.

My work was in a perfect spot -- the front entrance wall; ideal, because folks entering the show can see my photomosaic pieces from a distance and then come close to see the details

Here's Valerie taking a (very rare) break to view my pieces....

For this show, I displayed some framed mini-quilts from a new series of "urban silhouettes." The silhouettes are not specific to any particular city --- but, barn locale or not, I guess my New York roots peek out in the two below.

These are both from the "winter series:"

Winter Dawn


Winter Night

For more pictures of "Barnful of Quilts," check out the images at
Valerie's website, the ones taken by her daughter, very talented photographer Whitney Gray and those by Ellen Guerrant (last year's feature artist), whose "stall" of fabulous quilts and hand-dyes were once again hard to resist..