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 P. Buckley Moss Newsletter

May 9

Cultural Arts Center
Glen Allen, VA

(804) 261-2787
June 1-2
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Gettysburg, PA
(717) 398-2034

July 6-8
Barn Show & Gallery
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Waynesboro, VA

 (540) 949-6473

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Dear Friends,


“The heart that gives, gathers.” 
― Marianne Moore


I couldn’t have been happier that Elizabeth Sadler was the winner of the Moss Gallery Blacksburg’s gift basket. Elizabeth is a nurse and it is Nurse Appreciation Week May 6- 12. Our nurses provide the care that is the backbone of today’s medicine. Their long hours and diligent service frequently doesn’t receive enough appreciation. Elizabeth is the daughter of family friend Su Su Sadler. The Sadlers, pictured below, have the distinction of being a three generation Moss collector family.


Moss gift basket winner and nurse, Elizabeth Sadler.


Joining me are three generations of Moss collectors, the Sadlers. Su Su (center), daughter Elizabeth (far right) and granddaughters Caroline and Ariel. They were picking out prints for their May birthdays.


The Blacksburg Gallery show was this past weekend and I had the pleasure of catching up with some very special people. Although the weather was less than optimal, many people took the time to come join us at this event. In addition to the gallery show, my daughter Becky and I attended the 2018 Spring Splash event for the Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) held at the Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast. This 9 acre estate is situated on the cliff banks of the New River in Radford, Virginia. Some of the proceeds from my new print, Lurking in the Shallows, will be going to assist FOCL projects.


I was thrilled to be a part of new doctor Mariana Keener’s graduation celebration. She brought her framed Our Burruss Hall for me to sign. She will be receiving her degree in veterinary medicine from Virginia Tech.


Renae Pullen Hoffman, a Waynesboro school friend of my daughters Becky and Mary stopped by the gallery Saturday. She was on her way to her son’s graduation at Radford University.


I am joined by Debbie Gardner and a friend. Debbie is the owner of the Draper Mercantile, which is becoming a favorite lunch stop for my daughter Becky and me.


There are times when you do something for the sheer enjoyment regardless of the consequences. Take for example, eating ice cream in the cold. It would have to be some pretty outstanding ice cream to compel people to ingest its chilly delight when they’re fighting to stay warm. I found such an ice cream and met its creator. His name is Kenny and he makes the best butter pecan ice cream. He said it is the original recipe from the Mountain Lake Lodge. Ice cream this good takes on an angelic quality, wouldn’t you agree?


Such wonderful ice cream from Pycone Creamery owner Kenny Dillinger! I couldn’t stop eating it.


I will be in Richmond, VA today, May 9th. The Glen Allen Arts Center and I will be releasing a new print Spring Glow.  I am looking forward to seeing the Moss on the James Society chapter members. They have been so good to come and assist me with this event. I will be at the Arts Center from 2 pm until 8 pm. I hope to see you there.


Spring Glow


I will be joining my quilting friends on a tour of Europe starting later this week. I have to get packing and my next letter will be coming from there.


Until next week,



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