Dear Friends:


Happy 23rd birthday to the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia!  The Museum was dedicated on May 10, 1989.  For more information on the Museum’s history, please see my February 11, 2009, newsletter.

A Place of Beauty depicts the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, VA.

I’m currently working on the painting for my next Museum Open House and Barn Show, which will be held July 13-15.  The theme involves Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the War Between the States.

The Museum is just behind the P. Buckley Moss Society in birthdays, as the Society celebrates its 25th birthday this year.  The Society’s 25th birthday party is going to take place during our Collectors’ Convention this July 20-21 at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa.  On Friday, July 20, the fun will begin with a tour of the Kalona Historical Village and the Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum and will include lunch.  Later that evening, the Convention exhibit will open and will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception.  The exhibit will also be open during the day on Saturday, with many fun activities planned, followed by our Dinner Dance & Society Birthday Party.  There will be music, dancing, friendship, and an auction of rare, special items, including two quilts that each feature one of my hand-painted quilt centerpieces.  The proceeds from the evening’s fundraising activities will benefit the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.

The beautiful quilt with the two girls, above, was quilted by Pearl Yoder of the Moss Country Friends Chapter of the Society and is wall hanging-sized.  The exquisite quilt with the horse head centerpiece, below, was made by Debbie Frizzell and April West of Ames, IA, and is bed-sized.  Both quilts will be auctioned during the Dinner Dance & Society Birthday Party on the Saturday night of our Collectors’ Convention.  I hope to win at least one of them!

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Even though none of my children were in Florida to spend the day with me, each one of them checked in to wish me a happy Mother’s Day.  My friends Dick and Bonnie-Lou Binnig invited me to go to Mother’s Day dinner with them and their friends Henry and Jacquelyn Byars from Derby, Kansas.  Henry and Jacquelyn are going to relocate seasonally to Florida.  We went to Bon Appétit in Dunedin, which is right on the water and has the most beautiful view.  The food was out of this world, and I’m looking forward to going back!  It was a very special treat and a great day!

Mother’s Day Dinner at Bon Appétit in Dunedin, FL.  Clockwise from bottom left:  Dick Binnig, me, Henry Byars, Jacquelyn Byars, and Bonnie-Lou Binnig.

Bonnie-Lou and our waiter Sher.  Sher was outstanding, and his consideration and classy manner added to the pleasure of the day.  We found out that he is from Pakistan.

My granddaughters in Cortona, Italy, recently went with their local Scout troop to the neighboring town of Arezzo to see Pope Benedict XVI.  My granddaughter Sofia was picked as a representative of Cortona to be in the VIP section closer to the stage.  The Scouts had to spend the night at a seminary in Arezzo and get up at 5:30 a.m. to get to the stage area by 6:30.  Prime Minister Mario Monti was there, as well as the Archbishop of Arezzo.  What an experience!

My granddaughter Sofia Ghezzi, second from left, was selected to represent Cortona in the VIP section closer to the stage.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, surrounded by police as he arrived.

On the stage, L. to R.:  the Mayor of Arezzo, the Archbishop of Arezzo, and Pope Benedict XVI.

’Til next week…




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