Wednesday, June 09, 2010

PAQA Meeting

I went to the Professional Art Quilt Alliance (PAQA) meeting today. It is held at the library in Glen Ellyn, which is a 2.5 hour drive from Madison. But it is worth the long drive and getting up at 6:00 AM.
Here are the goals of PAQA:
Bring and show new and original work
Encourage new artists in the field
Discuss professional issues
Share wisdom and experience
At the meeting, we do a thing called "Showcasing", which is an elaborate show and tell. I love it because you get to see quilts that win national awards. Their creators are willing to share how they made the quilt. The quilts are spread out around the room and you can even touch them. Rachel Wetzler, show us her latest quilt. It is called, The World. On it she wrote the opening verse from the bible. As you can see it is a double hemisphere surround by foliage and animals. It is an amazing work of art and sure to win prizes where ever it is entered. It has been a long day for me so, good night and thank you for being a reader.

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