Tropical Storm Debby dumped a lot of rain on St. Pete but no flooding or tornados. I’ve missed my daily walks but have been enjoying the time in my studio instead. I’m excited to show you one of the new pieces I’ve been working on, which will be released during my Collectors’ Convention in Riverside, Iowa, July 20-21.
I-O-W-A, featuring frosty Hawkeye fans, will be released during my July 20-21 Collectors’ Convention in Riverside, Iowa.
Two more quilts have arrived for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education! I can’t wait to return to Virginia so I can see them in person. The Foundation now has a marvelous collection of quilts on hand to include in future fundraising events to raise money for its programs. These quilts, all made by volunteers, are so beautiful! Pictures just don’t do them justice. So much care, design, and work go into them, and a person really can’t appreciate them fully unless he or she sees them in person. So, we are going to do a summer-long display of the currently available Foundation quilts at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia. We plan to have the display up in time for our July 13-15 Museum Open House and Barn Show, and it will stay up all summer; but, we may also take the display to the Convention in Iowa, so those who can’t make it to the Museum will be able to appreciate them, too. We will also make the quilts available to those wishing to own one. For a donation of at least $2,000 to the Foundation, interested collectors will be able to obtain one of the quilts on display. My hand-painted centerpiece in each quilt is valued at least at $2,000; so, of course, the whole quilt is worth more than that. The Foundation will use the proceeds to help fund its programs, teacher awards and grants, and scholarships. The demand for the Foundation’s awards and services is ever-increasing, and we would like to help as many people as possible.
The latest arrival for the Foundation is a quilt made by Cindy Knotts of Xenia, Ohio. I plan on taking this one with me on our Alaska Cruise and Land Tour to auction off. At last count, our group was up to 65 people. Thanks so much, Cindy, for your talent, time, materials, and generosity!
Connie Broy, of the Shenandoah Valley Quilters’ Guild, created this beautiful quilt around one of my hummingbirds. She said she added the lilacs on the bottom, because the hummingbird looks like it is poised to feed. The quilt is currently on display at the Guild’s annual exhibit, which is being held at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, VA. This breathtaking quilt will be delivered to the Foundation office when the Guild’s exhibit ends. Thank you, Connie!
Barbara Dyke, President of the Moss on the James Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society, was recently recognized by her employer for her dedication as an employee and for her volunteer service with the Moss on the James Chapter. Barbara is an Executive Assistant at Capitol Financial Solutions in Richmond, Virginia, which is a leading financial services firm. Congratulations, Barbara!
The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is next week! Happy 236th birthday to our wonderful country! That’s a lot of candles—I guess we’ll have to have fireworks instead!