Following on from my last post, here are more images from this year’s Quilt National opening weekend. Above is the legendary Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The opening reception this year attracted a huge number of the artists – I think the count was 62 – with many of them traveling from Europe and beyond. The Quilt National Executive Director, Kathleen Dawson, does such a wonderful job of organizing all the various aspects of the event, from the catalog to the hanging, to all of the mini-events that are part of the opening weekend. Each artist is made to feel like we have done something very special! It’s a huge treat to meet everybody, and I especially enjoy trying to get a portrait of each artist with their work. This time, I managed to get almost all of them, with just a couple managing to escape me. (And many thanks to Betty Busby for taking the shot of me!)
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(If you are one of the artists pictured and you’d like a high-res copy, just let me know and I’ll be happy to send it to you directly.)
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Here’s a group photo of all of us together. Quite the crowd!
And here are shots of the interior so you can get a feel for the entire show.