The quilt is for the exhibit Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts (SAQA Regional Exhibit) to be held at the Bret Waller Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Current SAQA members from Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee are eligible. If you are interested in participating in this exhibit (and I hope you are), you can find the information here. This website summarizes the timeline and requirements.
This special SAQA regional exhibit, to be heldJune 23, 2016-September 4, 2016, will be based on Webster’s quilts. She lived in Indiana from 1859 to 1956. Her quilts were inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and represented a fresh and innovative approach to quilt design at the time. If you should choose to accept this mission, you will need to list a particular Webster quilt or quilts title(s) which inspired your new art quilt for this juried submission.
I had real trouble picking a quilt from her collection. While I appreciate her quilts very much, they are NOT my style AT ALL. After much thought, I finally found some inspiration in her Poppy quilt. I'm hoping I get it finished in time for the exhibit and that it gets juried in.
Oh, here is a gratuitous picture of my grandson Cade. He was a prince in his elementary school's fall festival. He is such a sweetie and gets a kick out of being on Mimi's blog.