Friday, May 27, 2011

judy at quilt national 2011

We got to Athens around 6 pm - too late to really meet the others but in time to get a glimpse of an awesome exhibition. Every where I turned, I was astounded. Dorothy Caldwell was teaching at Nancy Crow's barn nearby and came over to the opening. She told me that it was the best QN she had yet seen. I didn't take my camera into the opening, but Ned had his, and took this photo of my tiny jewel, Cross My Heart.

Q: What was the best thing about seeing the work in person rather than just in the catalog?
A: I think it is standing right up beside the work, and feeling how big it is, how transparent or heavy. These things don't come across in print. In the catalog all the pieces are treated as equally as possible, but the relative scale is all out of wack. When you see how big (or how small) a piece really is, it makes a huge difference. At least to me.

I wish this piece was bigger. Next time, it will be.

Shall post more photos tomorrow when I take my own camera and have a quiet look.

19 comments:

nandas said...

you and your piece are lovely.

Valerianna said...

Stunning piece!

Ellen Shipley said...

That is just gorgeous. Not at all too small. A gem indeed.

Deb said...

I've been wondering and waiting to see the piece, which is wonderful. Seeing you standing beside it glowing with the maker's pride is priceless. Congratulations.

Serena said...

Whoooooo HOOOOOO

magsramsay said...

Fantastic!! And so deserved.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Wonderful quilt and nice pictures of you!
Is it polite to say that you look much better than in your profile picture?

mansuetude said...

beautiful--both! (or are you 2 really One ?)

Carrie said...

Phenomenal! I love it.

lynda Howells said...

it is beautiful Judyx A little jem that is large in the world.lynda

Grace Martin said...

beauty, beauty!

handstories said...

hi judy, so now i've found you! and am in awe, i've only skimmed down the photos & there is so much to absorb and learn here. as soon as summer break is here, i'll be back for a slow pondering. thank you.

Heather said...

Your work is gorgeous. Sounds like a quite a thrill to be there. Congratulations!

Jacky said...

How lovely to see that photo of you with your quilt...made me smile! You look so happy with your beautiful quilt. I look forward to seeing more photos.

Enjoy!

Jacky xox

Velma said...

well, this is just amazing, a beautiful piece. i can't see it too well, but it looks like something i could return to again and again. a piece to live with.

Mary Beth Frezon said...

Judy great meeting you and your husband and your work in person! Standing here taking a quiet leisurely walk through and noticing a little dot on your sign. Have a great rest of your trip home.

Jeana Marie said...

How lovely to see you next to your work :)

April said...

mom you look totally hawt

Pat Vivod said...

Judy,
I saw your quilt at The Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, MO. yesterday, just in the nick of time as the show closes this Friday. Cross My Heart is a thing of beauty indeed! One of my favorites in the entire show.