Sunday, August 8, 2010


Last night was the opening reception for Prelude Exhibit, the preview of our annual Open Studios tour. As usual, we had a great turnout, in spite of our rainy weather. My friend Cinde, who is a new member of the Artists' Coalition, and I had a nice dinner then attended the reception. We strolled around the exhibit, marvelling at all the beautiful work on display. After completing the circuit, we began to go around again... you can never really take it all in with just one look, right? Well, by the time we started around the second time, I discovered that someone was purchasing my entry, 'Autumn Leaves at Sunset', which I finished last fall just in time for an exhibit I had at a local restaurant. I was thrilled! This is the first Art/Landscape quilt I have sold that wasn't a comission piece! Here I am with the piece before it was purchased:

And below is Cinde, with her lovely beaded necklace, which also sold:
Here is a closeup of the necklace, which is truly beautiful:

Needless to say, we were both very happy campers when we discovered our entries had been purchased, and we are really looking forward to Open Studios, which is August 28-29.

Here are a few more shots of some of the beautiful work on display at Prelude:
Chris Norlin's Stained Glass

Photography, Pottery and Painting
Joan Scott's Quilt
Keith Huling's amazing oil painting

If you happen to be in the Flagstaff area between now and September 11th, do try to stop by and view the exhibit. It is at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 Fort Valley Road. It is well worth the trip!


Connie Rose said...

Fantastic news, Judy! Love you piece and Cinde's necklace is to die for. So happy for your sales!

Linda Moran said...

Congratulations!! We'll try to get up from Tucson before the end of the show.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful quilt Judy!!! Love the colors and the format! It is a sunprint? Huge congrats on the sale!!!!!

tiedyejudy said...

Elizabeth, thanks for your comments! I used soy wax to batik the leaves on a pre-dyed fabric, then overdyed with darker shades. It is a whole-cloth quilt and I used free-motion quilting to highlight the leaves.