I got an email recently about the "progress" of the 2015 Sacred Threads Traveling Exhibit. My piece, Recurring Dream, was chosen to travel for two years with this exhibit. The email was to inform those of us who have pieces in the exhibit about where the exhibit has been shown and when our pieces might arrive home. (Once the exhibit returns from its final show in California in April 2017, it will be time for my quilt to return home.) I was pleased to see that the exhibit has been all around the country and has been well received. Here is a portion of the email.
"The exhibit has had rave reviews at every venue to which it has traveled, I hope you have been able to see from the Sacred Threads website the different places the exhibit has been shown.
In case you have not, this is the list to date:
Flint Festival of Quilts, Flint MI - September 2015
Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta GA - November 2015 to January 2016
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA - February 2016
Empire Quiltfest, Clifton Park NY - April 2016
Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville GA - April 2016
Good Shepard Episcopal Church, Hayesville NC - May 2016 (also served as the tour site for those at John C. Campbell Folk School)
Union Church, Berea KY - July 2016 (also served as the tour site for those at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea College)
The Rectory Cultural Arts Center, Norcross GA - November to December 2016
The Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange TX, - January to March 2017
Best of the Valley Quilt Show, Lindsay CA - April 2017"
Just to refresh your memory, here is a picture of my piece.
For those of you who read my blog, you know this piece is about my Mom and the separation I felt from her because of Alzheimer's and, eventually, her death. I'm happy to share this quilt and my feelings about this quilt with others. (The story of the quilt is an important part of this exhibit--unlike many of the art exhibits in which quilts appear.) I hope Mom would be proud.