A friend and fellow certified judge, Linda Rasmussen, serves as the awards clerk each year at Road. This year she also coordinated a special exhibit called Stringy Fowl based on the vintage quilt below owned by collector Julie Silber. Quilts were created by Road’s Judging Floor Staff.
This first quilt is by Linda herself.
The following quilt is by Sandy Bradfield who hired me to judge the Glendale Quilt Show, two years ago.
The playful quilt below is by one of my Two-Day Judging Seminar students, Maribeth Benedict, also an enthusiastic volunteer at Road.
Another special exhibit was “Fly Me to the Moon” organized by Suzanne Miller Jones. Here are my favorites, although there were a number of wonderful pieces.The first two are striking portraits of two famous astronauts.
The quilt below was made by my friend Lynne Goulette. She wrote a touching artist statement. If you are able to see the exhibit as it travels the country, I encourage you.
Another one of my Two-Day Judging Seminar students, Inger Blood, created this op-art piece.
For a change of pace, these are two quilts I liked for different reasons.
“Raggedy Ann” was done by a local Portland quilter Janet Fogg. I really admire the way she used the tumbling block pattern.
Darn. I can’t read the title and maker of the quilt below. But I’m fascinated by the image.
During the show, the rains hit that part of California. I was soaked walking between the convention center and Doubletree Hotel where I was staying one day. I spent two hours or more with the hotel blow dryer drying my shoes, socks, and pants. Then on the last morning, I was stunned to pull the curtains in my room to discover the beautiful snow-covered mountain view that was waiting there all along.
On my last day, I took a half-day class called “Print That! With Photoshop Elements” from instructor Jennifer Rapacki. Following along with her on our laptops, we went over the various steps to prepare and manipulate a photo for either printing on a home computer or downloading it to one of the on-line Print on Demand companies. Great class. I recommend her. She teaches quite a few digital imagery workshops.
I should also mention that on the last evening of trip, while we were having a “goodbye dinner”, Carolyn Reese, the owner of Road surprised us with a visit. She had noticed a large group was staying at the Doubletree to attend the show and stopped by to thank us. She ended up spending a good 20 minutes with us. I was surprised to learn she is retiring and will be selling the show to a grandson. Thoroughly interesting woman. I really enjoyed her discussion with us.