What a lovely experience to be at Jinny
Beyer’s Quilting Seminar in Hilton Head, South Carolina, for
two days! My sister-in-law Carolyn Buckley was my driving buddy
from St. Petersburg, Florida, last Wednesday. She and my brother
Dan had come down from Pittsburgh to warm up, and I asked her if she’d
help me with the drive to Hilton Head. Who could say no?
It was gorgeous there, and Jinny was a most gracious host. I went
to do a joint signing with Jinny Thursday night of my new Jinny
Beyer Studio Poster.
I so much enjoy making new friends. These are the ladies seated
at my table during dinner one evening. I’m seated, second
from the left. Seated on the far left, my right, is my sister-in-law
Carolyn Buckley. On my left side, your right, is Jinny Beyer.
I’ve known Jinny Beyer for decades, and to finally
be at one of her seminars, even for a day or two, was such a treat for
Carolyn and me. We even got to sit in on one of Jinny’s
sessions. It’s so inspiring to see Jinny’s designs.
Her quilted, fabric creations are masterpieces. It was so much
fun meeting, talking, and learning. In another life, maybe, I
can be a quilter. There just isn’t enough time to do everything
I want to do!
I love quilts
and quilting and have included them in many of my paintings.
This will be a fun year for me; because, in addition to participating
in Jinny’s seminar, I will also be participating in the Quilters’
Heritage Celebration, which will be held April 2-5 at the Lancaster
Host Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Quilt
Camp at Sea’s New England 9-Night Cruise for a Cure, August
13-22. The Moss Portfolio
will have a booth at the Quilters’ Heritage Celebration, and I
will be there to sign prints. I will be a guest speaker on the
Cruise for a Cure, which is a fundraising event on behalf of The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As many of you know, I
am a twenty-plus-year survivor, which I credit to early detection via
a mammogram—so get your mamms grammed!
The Cruise for a Cure has inspired me to create a couple new paintings
with a quilting and breast cancer theme. These two paintings will
be released as giclées on paper, and $5.00 from the sale of each
giclée sold will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
These two paintings are so fresh off the easel that they haven’t
been titled yet or priced, although I expect both giclée editions
will retail around $70.
Fresh off the easel! These two quilting pieces were inspired
by the Cruise for a Cure, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh
Steelers on a great game! I was invited to two Super Bowl parties,
but I missed them both. I was so tired after the drive to Hilton
Head and back, along with the excitement of the seminar itself, that
I fell asleep and woke up around the end of the third quarter.
I watched the rest of the game, which I think was the best part, in
bed. I think most of Pittsburgh must have come down to Tampa and
St. Petersburg for the game. The weather greeted them warmly,
as did the community. Don’t y’all want to come down