Happy St. Patrick’s Day this week! The owner of the Moon
Under Water restaurant sent me a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner.
I have great neighbors!
On St. Patrick’s Day, the P.
Buckley Moss Museum welcomed its second 20th Anniversary Monthly
Mystery Winner. The lucky winner was Susan Buerklin of Sewickley,
Pennsylvania. Susan and her friend were first-time visitors to
the Museum, and they were very surprised.
Museum receptionist Sharon Kirstein, left, presented March’s
Monthly Mystery Winner Susan Buerklin, right, with her prize of a $50
gift certificate to the Museum’s gift shop. For more information
about the Museum’s 20th Anniversary Monthly Mystery Winner Program,
please refer to my February
11, 2009, newsletter.
Last week my “Streetwalker” friends and I
hosted a luncheon meeting at my house for The Stuart Society, which
is a fundraising organization for the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine
Arts. I also gave a talk. For those of you who aren’t
familiar with “the Streetwalkers,” they are my walking buddies.
We got that name years ago when we first started walking together and
picking up trash along the way. They are wonderful friends, and
we all help one another when we need it.
My show this past weekend with the Finn Gallery was a great success.
A lot of new people came, and it’s always fun to meet new people.
Gallery owner Tim Finn and I were too busy to take pictures.
I also went to the Decorators’ Show House, which benefitted the
St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. It’s amazing what decorators
can do with a house! I got a lot of neat ideas.
Decorators’ Show House: I loved this table with the
vase of flowers!
My next gallery show will be with The Framery in Marietta,
Georgia, on March 28, and gallery owner Barry Watson and I will release
my latest print of the Atlanta area, featuring the house where author
Margaret Mitchell wrote her classic novel Gone With the Wind.
I’m very much looking forward to seeing all my old Atlanta friends
as well as Gone With the Wind/Margaret Mitchell fans in general.
The Margaret Mitchell House will be released during my show with
The Framery in Marietta, GA, on March 28. For more information,
please contact the gallery at 770-977-8667.
On Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, I’ll
be signing at The Moss Portfolio’s
booth at the Quilters’ Heritage
Celebration at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The show runs from April 2 through April 5, but I’ll be available
to meet collectors and sign my work as follows:
Friday, April 3
12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
We’ll have a good selection of my quilting-theme
prints, as well as my other prints and gift items, available for
you to purchase, and I’ll be happy to sign them for you.
You are also welcome to bring two previously purchased prints for me
I look forward to seeing you soon!
I met Rebecca Ladew, right, during my show with Medlin Art, Ltd.,
in Leesburg, VA, the weekend of March 6-7. Becky, as she prefers
to be called, is truly a remarkable and inspirational person.
I’m so happy I met her! Becky has cerebral palsy, which
affects her speech and hearing. In spite of this, she holds a
BS in Library and Information Science and a MS in Instructional Technology.
She has served for the past 10 years as the Speech Disabled Representative
on the Maryland Governor’s Advisory Board for Telecommunications
Relay and is actively involved in trying to get the word out that there
are services and communication devices that will assist speech disabled
individuals to be able to communicate with others via phone. For
more information on Becky and her work, please visit her website at