This year, the theme is “Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” The thing is, last year I decided, after noting a few of the larger, more spectacular pieces in the show, that I was going to really let out the stops for this next year. I studied my chosen subject and produced all kinds of preliminary drawings, and photographs, in preparation for my new quilt. Then other projects loomed, and before I realized it I was out of time. That was with a year’s notice! I had one small quilt, however, that I thought fit the theme, and it was accepted. So . . . . . what can I say? The big one got away! (Nothing is fishy about that statement.)
The exciting thing is that I created a large number of small quilts that, together, made it possible for me to learn what I needed to create the quilt I had planned. I still love the concept, and it has certain challenges I am eager to sink my teeth into. Of course, next year’s theme has already been announced, but not to worry: I have a whole year to complete it!
12.5″ (w) x 30″ (1)