Monday, May 27, 2013

Quilt National

I'm just back from Athens Ohio and Quilt National which you can read about on my blog

While there I was asked to participate on a panel discussion about how we came to this point in our artistic lives to enter Quilt National, and I want to quote a few things I said in my talk

"Backtracking for a moment, in 2007 I was asked to join an online group called Twelve by Twelve, The International Art Quilt Challenge , started by Diane Perin Hock."

 "Twelve by Twelve was one of those aha moments in my life.  I was able to focus on a small piece of work, try out new techniques, and even in a last minute panic, experiment with something purely on instinct."

"...the group was supportive in every way, like a nurturing mother.  I think that's just what I needed at the time to build confidence in my artwork"

So thank you Twelves, for helping me to this point in my artistic career.


Gerrie said...

This made me so happy. I feel like a piece of me went to Athens with you!! So nice of you to honor our group that way. XXOO

Diane Perin Hock said...

Karen, I'm so delighted that your quilt got to Quilt National -- a well deserved bit of recognition. It has been so exciting to see you find your artistic voice. How nice of you to mention us -- but you've gotten where you are through your hard work and artistic talent.

Deborah Boschert said...

Wonderful. Just lovely. I am most honored to have participated in the slightest way on your path!

Del said...

There are some pictures of Karen and Ted at QNat'l on my blog.
Karen was great on the panel. Del

Kristin L said...

Congratulations on having a piece in Quilt National -- it's really beautiful in it's simplicity. I'm glad to have been able to walk a small part of the journey with you.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

What an elegant work! Congratulations your Quilt National selection and having your work featured on the back cover of the catalogue.