Dorry and other quilting friends in the Northern Virginia area have just finished hanging a quilt show at a gallery in Herndon, ArtSpace Herndon. The show is called Quilts; Collaborative Art by Northern Virginia Quilters and there are a few examples of my work in the show, on my own pieces and on some of Dorry's. She just sent me a few photos taken as they were getting the show ready.
Here is my quilt, Feathered and Other Fine Friends - the most recent of my Round Robin projects - put together by the five other members and Dorry, and recently quilted by me - hanging next to Dorry's quilt Purple Passion. Purple Passion won an honorable mention at the Asheville guild show a couple of years ago and was one of the earliest pieces I quilted on the longarm.
Carolina Waltz, the Old from New challenge quilt I made hangs in the lower row of this group. The other quilts in the photo are from the same challenge, where we all started with a vintage Dresden Plate block.
This next photo features two quilts I worked on for Dorry - Riverdance and Massanetta Mystery, center and right on the wall facing the camera.
The gallery and the quilters worked together to hang the quilts - the larger quilt in this photo with the orange background is one of Dorry's Round Robin quilts - I quilted it for her.
Most of these quilts have been shown previously - and Dorry's Riverdance and her Carolina Lilies were both in a large National level quilt show - but I think this is the first time our quilts are on display in an art venue.
Dorry and the other quilters had a lot of work preparing for the show - and it doesn't end there as they are planning to man the gallery at least part-time for the duration of the show, since the regular staff are not quilters. There's an opening reception this coming Sunday, January 15th from 2-4:00 p.m. for anyone in the area.