It started on a high note, with "String Theory" on the cover of the SAQA Winter 2015 Journal:
In January, I had my first solo show at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. It was a fabulous event!
In February, I went to QuiltCon in Austin, Texas. Not only did I get to see some good friends at the show, I was lucky enough to have two quilts on display:
|Posing with Tuning Fork #12|
But the best part was that I got to spend a week with my best friend, Kyra:
|Sona and Kyra|
Two nights after returning home from Anegada, I flew to Portland for the SAQA Fiberlandia conference. It was great to see old friends and to make some new ones. Here is the Texas contingent:
|Lynne, Teresa, me, Deborah|
Back at home, it was time for the Dallas Quilt Celebration. I was amazed to find that I had won 5 ribbons!
|A New Riff|
Subdivisions #9 won first place in Focus: Fiber in Dallas:
In May, I went on a road trip to the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas, with some pals. Of course we stopped for pie:
|In front of Royers Pie Emporium in Round Top|
I have been making an effort to enter pieces in art shows as well as art quilt or fiber shows. Tuning Fork #20 was accepted into the Texas Artist's Coalition annual show:
On the way to Cape Cod for our annual visit with Brian's dad, we stopped in Rhode Island to see Jude, an artist we met in Oulu.
|Jude and I in her studio. I have serious studio envy.|
And then, of course, we spent a wonderful week on Cape Cod:
In October it was time for International Quilt Festival. I had three quilts in the show, one in the "What's for Dinner?" exhibit, and one in the IQA silent auction:
I had gone down early to Houston to spend a couple of days with Maria Shell. I was lucky enough to see her three times in 2015, which is remarkable since she lives in Alaska and I live in Texas. I love to spend time with her!
|Maria and I|
And we had a great time in Colorado at Thanksgiving, and lived through the annual Christmas tree hike:
This Christmas, we've been lucky enough to have our family around us.
All in all, a very good year!