Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, continued

Yesterday was nonstop.  After lunch, Linda Dunn, Suzanne Abrams and I went over to Western Avenue Studios to the exhibit in the Loading Dock Gallery.  Linda's work and Sonja Lee's work comprised a two-person show which was excellent.  I treated myself to a piece of Linda's work, but it has to stay there till the exhibit is over so I will post it when I receive it.

Afterwards, we went upstairs to see Ann Lee at Friends Fabric Art. She has expanded into the adjoining studio space and the shop is open, airy, and has plenty of room compared to the original space. 
As always, Ann has a gorgeous selection of hand-dyed threads and all kinds of goodies for art quilters. And the best selection of interesting, not-readily available books I have seen anywhere.

Here I am with Linda and Suzanne. Behind us, you can see how spacious Friends Fabric Art is these days.
Afternoon activities over, we all went our separate ways and I went back to the hotel to meet up with Sandy Gregg, Diane, and Yvette.  Sandy and I grew up next door to one another and have not seen each other in about 50 years, so that was a real treat for me. She has a piece at the Brush; her work is simply beautiful.  It was great to catch up with her.

Later, Jane Steinberg and I went over to the Brush Gallery so she could see the quilts. I took this with my iPhone 4. Love that you can take your own picture if there's nobody else around to do it for you.  You can see what a happy time I am having with old friends in Lowell - it is pure joy!
We headed over to  La Boniche for drinks and at 6:00, Diane, Yvette, Sandy, and Suzanne waltzed in for dinner.  Need I say more?  Busy day; Diane and I fell into our beds early.

Now we are going to check out of the hotel and go to the SAQA regional meeting at the Quilt Museum.


Gerrie said...

Gaaa! Wish I was with you or with Helen and Diane at FOQ! So happy you are having a good time.


Debra Spincic said...

It's great you can connect with childhood friends. As an army kid, I never have the luxury. I envy you.

Getting all my supplies out with your book for some playtime.

Jeanne Marklin said...

Glad you had a good time - Lowell is great this weekend! I missed it to use the day for dyeing - I would have loved to say hello!

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