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Oct. 19-20

The Village Shoppe
Kalona, IA
(319) 656-3853
Oct. 26-27
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Waynesville, OH
(513) 897-4348
Nov. 3
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Winchester, VA
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Dear Friends,

 

“Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” 
― Disney

 

The fall season is always a busy time for me, but it is the time when I share my work of the year with my collectors through my dealer network. Many of these people I only see once a year, but we have formed an endearing bond of friendship. The Village Shoppe in Kalona, Iowa is one such place. Gallery owner, Doris Greiner, has been a Moss dealer since 1992. Through her and her community, I have developed a lasting love for the artistry and history of the quilt. I have seen through the eyes of the Amish there and we’ve shared many meals together.

 


Doris Greiner and a beautifully framed Peaceful Journey.

 

This year will be my last show with Doris. She is retiring and I am sad, but happy for her and all the memories that we have made. In regard to retirement, Doris had this to say,

“As I look back on the last 26 years of my dealership, I can honestly say that we have met collectors of Pat's art from coast to coast and other countries as well.  It's so much fun to see the excitement when they have found a Moss gallery.  Usually there is a story to tell of when they met Pat.  We've had so much fun over the years attending shows and conventions, dealers meetings in Virginia, visiting The Barn with many of Pat's originals to view. 

One of my most memorable times was when my husband and I visited Pat at her Florida gallery. Gran Liz played the piano for us and told us about Pat growing up.  She made the whole trip worth it.  It has been a joy working for Pat, her staff and family.  When you see her interact with collectors at a show you know she is truly the People's Artist."

 

Together we will release my new print, Peaceful Journey, which has special significance.  It features the beautiful rolling landscape of the Iowan fields and the local octagonal barn. I included my favorite tractor too. The three little girls represent the gallery staff.

 


Can you tell which girl represents which staff member from this picture? From L to R is Nancy Brenneman, me, Doris and Carol Boyd.

 

I am happy to tell you that the Village Shoppe will continue in business this coming spring under new ownership. I will have more information on this in a future newsletter.

 


I have so many fond memories of Kalona and it was hard to select pictures for my newsletter. I was very happy to find this one of quilter Pearl Yoder and Doris holding up one of the quilts that Pearl graciously created and donated to my Foundation. The Iowans have been such ardent supporters of children’s education. Together we have helped a lot of children. My love and gratitude to all of you.

 

I had a blast at the Fall Barn Show and Gallery Open House! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing and talking with so many friends and collectors. Even though it was a three day show, the time went by so quickly.  This show was extra special for me because three of my daughters and my son Chris were all on hand to share in the occasion.

 


Reconnecting with friends in the lovely setting of the Waynesboro gallery. My daughter Ginny is on the left. Such a wonderful weekend.

 

One of the many highlights of the weekend was a visit by two quilters. Each of them had made a quilt using patterns from my Amish Life collection produced by Northcott Fabrics. Take a look!

 


Pat and Shirley (on the R side) help me show off the magnificent quilt made by Sonnie Forwalt (L)  and husband Chet (not pictured).

 


David and Marcia Vehrs and their gorgeous quilt.

 

The Moss Foundation for Children’s Education contributed to the weekend’s merriment. A Moss goose named King Louie invited children to become a royal by simply making a crown. I saw crowns everywhere and it made me smile.

 


Children filled the booth both days and were delighted to personalize their crowns with colors and jewels.

 


There was no age limitation for being crowned. My daughter Becky on the right is proudly wearing a crown made by her daughter Sofi
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Until next week,

 

Love,


 



 
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