Monday, August 17, 2015

World Quilt Show - New England

Last week Elizabeth went to the World Quilt Show New England in Manchester, NH.  It is one of the shows put on by Mancuso Show Management.  In addition to the standard show entries and vendors, one of the special exhibits was the "Along the Spice Route" exhibit, in which both Elizabeth and Sue have quilts.
Along the Spice Route is an exhibit of 41 wall quilts interpreting a spice used in cooking today and its country of origin. In addition to the artistic interpretation of a spice, the goal of the exhibit is to provide a learning opportunity about the origins of spices, learn the importance of early trade routes and the connection between countries. The exhibit is curated by Ann Reardon and Paula Golden.

We've shared pictures of our spice quilts before, but Elizabeth was so excited to see her quilt in person hanging in a show.  She reports that the venue was bright and well lit and it was a pleasure to view the quilts in that setting.  It's always a little nerve wracking to go to see your own quilt in public as you hope it hangs straight and has good lighting along with being seen as a good example of your work.  Having your mother come along to check it out added a bit to the stress too.  Elizabeth was happy with her quilt hanging in the exhibit and of course is a great admirer of Sue's exquisite work so she knew her quilt would come across as fabulous!

Here are some more photos from the exhibit.

Sue's Mustard Seed on the left, and Star Anise by Mary Beth Bellah.
 Elizabeth's China Black Pepper.
Road To Mathura by Carole Nicholas
Merci Edmond Albious by Beth Weisner

The show will also be at two upcoming venues in Virginia - the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, VA, Oct. 1-3, and Center for the Arts, Manassas, VA, Nov. 5 - Dec. 16, 2015.

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