Saturday, April 14, 2012


I am borrowing this un-title for tonight's post. Blogger likes titles, and I admit there is something to be said for them from a marketing perspective. Same with art. I hate the title "untitled" but sometimes yer brain just doesn't want to work that hard.

I am in a very nice hotel room in Chelsea, inexpensive by NYC standards, but not cheap by any other standards. I am on my iPhone because it IRKS me that wifi is extra, even tho I am not paying the bill.
(am I stupid or just unnecessarily considerate?).

So I gave my lecture today at Empire Quilters and saw some old friends. My friend and fellow Scorpio Aleeda, who lives near me but we had to come to this NY meeting to see each other; Emily and Alice from QBL, and some students from previous classes elsewhere. My friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe, fearless leader of the NY Metro Mod Quilters, came with some of my favorite members. Nothing makes me happier than being with people i like, even tho I am borderline Introvert. Go figure.

After the meeting there was a mass migration of sorts to City Quilter. People needed their fix and they wanted to see the gorgeous gallery exhibit of Sue Benner's quilts. I love her work; it is amazing to see close up.

I am not sure these pix of a few of her works will show up here, but I have uploaded them.
**note-- they are here at the bottom and in the wrong order but that is what happens when you blog from your iPhone. Oh, well.

After seeing the exhibit three of us had a delicious dinner out; the restaurant was open to the garden and it reminded me of Brooklyn.

Tomorrow, gelatin.


HollyM said...

Sue's work is wonderful. I can see why you did not want o pay fo r WiFi. It's free in so many places.
Have a good class!

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Thanks for the update Rayna.

Janelle said...

I enjoyed reading your article in this months Quilting Arts magazine. Thanks for all the tips and sharing the wonderful pictures here.

Gerrie said...

We have found that the more expensive the hotel, the liklier that they will charge for wifi. Makes no sense t me. Nice to see Sue's work.

imquilternity said...

Rayna, thanks so much for sharing Sue's work. I spent three days with her in Gualala, CA for a workshop and found her to be one of the most generous and fun people in the quilting world. Her work is just gorgeous and I'm always amazed at what she comes up with next. I love, love, love that first piece.

Nienke said...

That use of colour is/imply stunning, thanks for sharing!

Eva said...

Flabbergasted about quilt No1.

Vivien Zepf said...

Thanks for reminding me about Sue's exhibition; I must go see it! Looks like your trip (and teaching) in NYC was fun!

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