Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Summer That Never Was

It's been a whirlwind for sure. Friday was the last big night for my gallery show. It was a wonderful way to wind down and end my summer. Here are the few pictures I managed to take during the evening.
'Quiet Power', my quilt with the Yoshiko Jinzenji fabric. I'm not sure you can see the quilting. It was very different that any other piece in the room.
A wall of illuminated quilts.
A place for smaller pieces.
A magical atmosphere courtesy of Tommy and his classical guitar.
Opportunities to connect with old and new friends and to talk about my work.
A few more sales to cap off the night.
A good time was had by all, especially me.
Thanks to everyone who has attended and supported me in this venture. I'm hoping that it won't be a once in a lifetime experience. I'm applying for a new show at a local art center. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I'm taking a little break...I need to do some catching up around here...cleaning...finishing commission work, thank you gifts, blog reading...I'm behind in so many things. See you soon!

51 comments:

Angie said...

So happy that you enjoyed your show. Enjoy your break!

Jackie said...

Jacquie, What a fabulous display of your quilts! You should be so proud of yourself. I so wish I could have come, but that would have required me to be in your neck of the woods. Someday!! Congrats on finishing up, you earned your break!

Anina said...

Congratulations on a successful show!
Enjoy your little break.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

thank you for sharing all your work with us! enjoy that break!!!

Linda B said...

My goodness! I haven't been following you long enough to realize you are such a pro! All of those quilts are yours!!! I always find such inspiration from your blog. Don't stay away too long!!

greetingarts said...

So happy that it was such a success for you. Amazing, really wish I could have seen it in person. Who knows? Maybe someday you'll have a traveling show...

Lynn said...

I think I might have commented previously about this - but it is wonderful to see your quilts recognized for their artistry. That is a nice way to wind up summer - good luck for your next show - we'll keep our fingers crossed that it comes about. Curious though about the quiet power quilt. I tried to tell by clicking to enlarge it but is the 'background' fabric printed or is it applique and stitched. Really an appropriate name for the quilt. Cleaning! that's what I should be doing!

Melanie O said...

I love the Quiet Power quilt, so beautiful! Actually, I love all of your work and I'm glad you are receiving recognition for your artistry.

Di~ said...

Quiet Power is so cool! Love the quilting on it. How do you contrive such fitting names for your quilts? The methods of quilt display are very nice. Glad you had fun, take a rest now, huh.

Artfulife said...

Lovely show! Hope you enjoy your break.

Artfulife said...

P.S. I really liked the Yoshiko quilt. It turned out great.

Diva Quilts said...

congrats on a successful show.

Looking forward to seeing what's next when you're ready to come back to us! :)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love all your pictures! What a fabulous show!! Are any of those ladies you!? :) I hope you have a good break - come back refreshed!

nicolette said...

Fabulous show Jacquie! Enjoy your break!

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful show. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that you can have many more successful shows.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Okay, but which one of those gorgeous women is you?

beth said...

wonderful pictures of your show. wish I could have been there. wow!
have a great little break!

inkywu said...

Love the Quiet power!!! What a great show. Thank you for all the inspiration.

jaybird said...

it looks like a wonderful night!! i'm glad all went well.. go catch up on life.. and we will be here when you get back.

Kate said...

Looks so wonderful - wish I could see them in real life. That first one is just beautiful.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am sooo happy for you! You deserve a nice break, enjoy!!

Alissa said...

Looks like it was an amazing night!! Congrats and I'm sure you'll get more shows in the future!!

Meredith said...

That hot pink and black quilt is GORGEOUS...my favorite!

Stephanie Vetne said...

I've been hoping you'd post photos from the show! They all look marvelous. :)

belinda said...

I'm so happy your show was fun and
a great success. I see A LOT of
hard work hanging there!!
I think you are desperatly in need
of a break!!

MightyMom said...

everything looks great!

Candace said...

I wish I could have been there, Jacquie! Congratulations on what looked like a fantastic show! Enjoy your well deserved break!
Cheers!

Bekhy said...

Congrats! Looks like it was fabulous! Have a good break. PS thanks for the Pocket change tutorial, I tried diagonal straight line quilting with masking tape, and loved the result! Washed, it puckers up in a very subtle way. Thanks for the idea.

Marit said...

Thank you for sharing the show with us. Your quilts are so pretty! I am very intrigued by the Quiet power, love it. I also love the wide range of different designs you create. Take your time to catch up with things
; ) it's well deserved...

Shari said...

Congratulations Jacquie! I'm so happy for you! It just looks so exciting and atmospheric... you have a well-earned rest now and we'll catch up when you can!!!
Hugs - Shari

audreypawdrey said...

The show looks like a success! Take some time to relax for a little while and work on the projects that you want to work on!

Allie said...

Your quilts look fantastic! I'm glad you had another successful show. I love to see you photo's.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are so artistic and talented. All I see for you are things going up up up.

Dorrie said...

Looks beautiful! You should be very proud. . .what an accomplishment. Enjoy your "break" (I'm not sure I'd translate house cleaning into break time), but I know what you mean. Simply, inspiring, my friend!

Victoria said...

Well done my friend, well done! I am so happy to see your beautiful modern quilts getting the artistic recognition that they deserve, you are such a talented artist. How thrilling it must be to look at all you have accomplished, it is a wonderful body of work and you should be mighty proud of yourself. The Yoshiko quilt is great, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next! xo

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love Quiet Power! It is named correctly.

sewtakeahike said...

I'm so glad it was a success Jacquie! Thank-you for keeping us updated with the photos. I'm really loving the "quiet power" quilt!
Have a great break!

bonnie said...

wow what an amazing display of quilts. you do awesome work. your "quiet power" quilt is pretty awesome. thanks for sharing. though, how do you find the time to get so many quilts completed?

amandajean said...

thank you for sharing the photos for those of us who couldn't be there in real life. your quilts look great hanging up in the gallery. i'm with amy, wondering if any of those photos you?

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Hi Jacquie, you have been very busy this summer! Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us. Enjoy your break.

Miss Lady Bug said...

Hi Jacquie, congrats for your gallery show and thanks for sharing. Seems it was something special, I wish I could have attended ^_____^ Keep working, you do great works and inspire us everyday!!

Stephanie D. said...

I'm glad that it all went so well.

Enjoy your well-deserved break!

Rebekah said...

It sounds and looks like your show was a big success! Congratulations and enjoy your much deserved break.

Liz said...

Oh Jackie - I wish I could have been there to see the quilts in person!

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations on your show; I wish I could have been there. Thanks for the litte tour (yes, I could see the quilting on "Quiet Power" by clicking on the picture), your quilts are amazing!

Leanne said...

Congratulations Jacquie you deserve a rest - enjoy.

Kim said...

Congratulations on this delightful show! What an amazing event. Enjoy your 'taking a break' time. :o)
Kim

Tif said...

congratulations!!! what a beautiful show it must have been :)

Sheree said...

Sounds like a fabulous opportunity and wishing you many more!!

Hidi said...

Hi. Your quilts are truly a work of art. :)

Hidi said...

Hi. Your quilts are truly a work of art. :)