My daughter Becky and I had a great show at King James Galleries of Winchester (Va.) on Saturday with wonderful, good, old friends. The Daughter of the Stars Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society were there to represent the Society, sell raffle tickets for their current fundraiser, and help out in general. Everyone was so gracious, and it was a joy to be there.
It was such fun to see Linda Ford and Jimmy Lawrence again, long-time collectors at King James Galleries of Winchester.
After the show, Becky and I drove over to Washington, Virginia, to have dinner at The Blue Rock Inn, where my son John is the chef. We had the best tuna and crab cakes!
Can you believe we had more snow on the way home? This is my first winter in Virginia in years and years, and this one has been one of the snowiest in years!
Monday evening my daughters Mary and Becky and I helped the Moss in the New River Valley Chapter of the Society celebrate its 22nd anniversary. We met for dinner at The River Company in Fairlawn, Virginia. The Chapter’s project this year is to raise funds and give two $500 scholarships to students attending New River Community College. The scholarships will be in memory of chapter member Cheryll Simmons who recently passed away.
Celebrating Moss in the New River Valley’s 22nd anniversary.
We had dinner Tuesday evening with Virginia Tech faculty members who are recipients of the Moss Development Grant that was set up through Tech’s School of Education. The dinner was held at the Inn at Virginia Tech, and it was so nice to get a chance to know them a little better and hear them speak with excitement about their projects. It’s so wonderful to see the enthusiasm in these people.
It was lovely to have dinner with members of Virginia Tech’s faculty and staff. Seated, L. to R.: Liesl Baum, Studio Head, IDEA Studio, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; Joan Hirt, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Ruth Waalks, Executive Director, Associate Provost for the Arts; Michele Siebert (grant recipient), Project Associate, School of Education, VA Career VIEW, Office of Education, Research, and Outreach; and Kelly Parks (grant recipient), Assistant Professor, School of Education-Teaching and Learning. Standing, L. to R.: Carol Mullen, Director, School of Education, Associate Dean for Professional Education, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; my daughter Becky Ghezzi; Lois Badey, Senior Director of Development, Moss Center for the Arts; me; and Mary Alice Barksdale (grant recipient), Associate Professor, School of Education-Teaching and Learning. Absent were Susan Magliaro (grant recipient), Professor, School of Education-Teaching and Learning, Education Psychology and Emily Fielder (grant recipient), School of Education, Office of Education Research and Outreach.
Early this Friday morning, Mary and I will start driving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to go on our Quilt Camp at Sea Cruise to the Southern Caribbean and the Panama Canal the beginning of next week. We’ll have eleven nights sailing, starting on April 7. We are going to take a tour in Colon, and Mary plans to go zip lining and scuba diving. She wants me to do it with her, but zip lining is not for me! As for scuba diving, I’ve “been there and done that.” I’m really looking forward to the quilting and sewing classes, though, and especially learning about molas, which are reversed hand-appliqués made in Panama.
Our spring Museum Show and Barn Open House will be held the first weekend in May this year instead of in April. In my February 26, 2014, newsletter, I announced that we would be releasing prints of Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the pathway leading to it at our May 2-4 show. We’ve had a change of plans. We’re going to release the print depicting the pathway to Humpback Rock at our October Museum Show and Barn Open House, and the special release for this May will feature Sinking Creek Bridge in Giles County. Come celebrate spring with us!
Sinking Creek Covered Bridge features its namesake in Giles County, Va., and will be released during my May 2-4, 2014, Museum Show and Barn Open House. For more information, please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
2014 P. Buckley Moss Society Trip Update
As of March 31, 2014, only three spaces remain for the 2014 trip to San Francisco and California’s wine country. If you are considering this great opportunity to join fellow Society members and friends on this travel adventure, please contact Johan van Zyl with Curlew Travel at 727-789-1771 or Johan@CurlewTravel.com immediately. We may be able to secure some additional spaces on the existing trip or our own bus, but both of those options are not yet confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact either Johan or Bonnie-Lou Binnig at 727-786-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.