In January, I had a couple of quilts shown at Road to California. One quilt, "Gaps," is part of Ami Simm's "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit. I can't show the quilt here, but you can get more information about it at www.amisimms.com/alartquin.html. I worked at the booth for 3 hours on Thursday, the first day of the show, and it was a very powerful experience. Many people were moved enough to say something to me about their mother, their uncle, their husband, their neighbor, etc. One person told me that she herself had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The group of 52 quilts will be on tour for the next few years, and there is a CD. It will be at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt festival in Hampton, Virginia February 22-25, and AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, KY April 25-28.
The other quilt I had at Road was part of the "Essential Elements: Earth" exhibit organized by Margrit Hall. It was shown in the tent section of the show, and the wind was blowing so bad that they closed the tent down on Sunday. My quilt is called "Landslide," based on a photo I took of a landslide on PCH in Central California (shown on the left). This exhibit will be traveling around the country in 2007. I will try to post a schedule of its whereabouts.
In previous years we made quilts of other essential elements, namely water and fire. Now we have to do one for wind. I have an idea for it but haven't started yet.