I have not posted because I have been busy working on my challenge quilt for QAK, Quilt Artists of Kentucky, Quilts with a Kick Exhibit. The challenge this year: “Search for an APRON to inspire your design for the 2013 QAK challenge. It’s that simple! No strings attached to this challenge except to use a technique new to you. Search your kitchen drawer, your mother’s, grandfather’s!!, anybody’s. Try boutiques, flea markets… The apron is the impetus, not to be copied, for your work. “
The exhibit is now up at the Berea Arts Council. They did a fabulous job hanging so many quilts. The Exhibit runs from July 8th – August 23rd. My Quilt has a very long title: “Broken Apron Strings; Women Pioneering Reform in Kentucky.” Eight of these quilts quilts and a couple of alternates are selected from this group of quilts and photos are submitted to the American Quilt Society (AQS) as entries in the Guild Challenge quilts that are shown at the AQS show in Michigan the following July.
So with this possibility no photos available.
I will also have another challenge quilt I am working on for our “Road Trip challenge. My quilt is called “Trail of Tears.” I cannot show a photo, but I will share the original poem I wrote for this quilt. A special thanks to my husband who assisted with the editing. This quilt will be hanging during the Berea Quilt Extravaganza Exhibit August 2nd and 3rd.
In shallow graves, names not spoken.
On the trail where we cried.