Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Quilt Show and Art Cards

The Quilt Symposium in Raleigh was just a guild show (we somehow thought it was a statewide show) but it was great fun.  The best was meeting Anita and Diana.  Here are some of the highlights and my fave quilts.

These first pics are of the quilt that was BEST OF SHOW.  It's so big, I couldn't get back far enough to  photograph the whole thing (sorry the description is blurry--phone cam!):

 This quilt has a great story:

The girls: Diana, me and Anita. 
You can see the rest of my quilt show pictures at my Picasa Album.

I just joined an Artist Trading Card Swap.  Our swap is online at StitchTalk.  It's such a good idea to share a little of one's art with others.  Here is what they are. 

"Artist Trading Card (ATC's) are miniature works of art created on 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch card stock.

"They are originals, small editions and, most importantly, self-produced. anybody can produce them.  The idea is that you trade them with other people who produce cards, either at TRADING SESSIONS or wherever you meet another ATC trader in person.

"The main purpose of this performance is the trading session and the personal meeting.   It's not about money: participants in trading sessions and editions should not be charged any money: the point of the project is the exchange of cards as well as personal experience.

"There are monthly TRADING SESSIONS at different places (zurich, calgary etc. see EVENTS) and you can start your own Trading Session wherever you live.

"The project was initiated in 1997 by zurich artist m.vänçi stirnemann. since then several hundred people from all over the world have traded ATCs during TRADING SESSIONS (see GALLERY), through mail or by participating in COPY-LEFT EDITIONS and SISTER TRADING CARDS (STC)."

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