Alas, it was not meant to be. I didn’t finish my quilts for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild show this weekend. I swear, it could have been done. But then my littlest landed in the hospital for the better part of a week, and it all went out the window and I had to withdraw from the show.
Still, I made a point to go on Friday night to the opening reception, and I was so glad I did. It was held at a lovely newer apartment building for artists, which has a great gallery space in the lobby. The setup turned out really well, the poles they used for hanging the quilts and the space itself seemed perfectly suited for our “modern” quilt show.
From my perspective, the whole thing was lovely. I loved that it was simply an exhibit, not critiqued or judged – it works well with the supportive and relatively casual personality of our guild. I think it’s fair to say that nearly all of us were not interested in the more “traditional” quilt show experience. For instance, I have to laugh at the story Rebecca told me, that apparently some women were visiting earlier in the day and said to one another, somewhat scandalized, “it looks like some of these quilts have been… washed.” Quelle horreur!
Anyways, I absolutely hope the guild gets to put on another show, whether as part of a larger event or otherwise. And I really hope I don’t have any surprise hospitalizations to keep me out of it next time…
There were a handful of great mini quilts as part of our mini quilt challenge for the show (which mine was supposed to hang with, le sigh…). All so different, so great!
There were so many others that I loved, I snapped pictures of nearly every single one with my phone. Here are a few highlights:
(If any of these belong to you, please leave a comment so I can link back to your blog!)