Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lowell, day 3

Last day in Lowell was another busy one.

SAQA had a regional meeting at the Quilt Museum yesterday morning, so I went.  It was so great to have an active SAQA group that was inclusive and serious about getting exhibits, doing mentoring, and talking about marketing.  New Jersey has nothing. I saw the trunk show, "This is a Quilt," that Diane brought to the meeting to hand off to the MA group and honestly, it was terrific.

Spent the afternoon going back and forth between the excellent show at the Whistler and the one at the Brush.  The Whistler did not have a theme this year. Norma Schlager has a quilt at the Brush and here she is at the Whistler opening with Diane and Karen Bettencourt.
Over at the Brush I ran into Pokey, which was - as always - a treat. Here we are in front of  Gerrie Congdon's beautiful piece (sorry we blocked it, Gerrie).
Yesterday in Lowell was another day of perfect weather and when  left, I drove home in less than 4-1/2 hours.  As soon as I got home it started to rain and has been pouring ever since.  I am so glad I left a day early; it would have been horrible to drive home in these rainstorms! Where was the rain in July when my garden died of thirst?

I got home to no Internet, since Verizon is on strike.  A little while ago I called Comcast to go back to cable because I am totally fed up.  Internet service came on a few min ago so I thought I had better blog before it goes off again. GRRRRRR.  Who knows when it will be up again? If I'm not blogging, this is why.


Karen said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound. It was a real pleasure to see you yesterday. Take care of yourself.

Diane Wright said...

What fun this past weekend was...meeting old friends and being introduced to some of your (new to me) friends! I admire that you are so diligent at blogging...I think my last post is almost a week old. so much has happened in the last week it's a bit overwhelming. Keep up the good work. Diane

Gerrie said...

I am just happy to know the right quilt made it there. I shipped 2 quilts at the same time and then was sure I had switched the labels!!

Vivika said...

Ah, Jealousy, my dear friend, is raising his ugly green head. Looks like you all had a great time@ Lowell!

Connie Rose said...

Wish I could have been there with you all!

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Nice to live vicariously. Will I be seeing you in St. Petersburg? Hope so.