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Everyone knows I love quilts, and I was in quilt heaven this past weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.  I was in Omaha for a show with my friends at Ginger’s Hang-Up, and gallery owner Jeff Bosiljevac very thoughtfully arranged for me to have a tour of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and also to see a production of The Quilters at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

The International Quit Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was formed in 1997 as a result of the generous gift of nearly 950 quilts from the Ardis & Robert James Collection, along with a substantial pledge of financial support.  The Center/Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and promote discovery of quilts and quilt-making traditions from many cultures, countries, and times.

My tour guide Bev Thurber, left, and I outside The International Quilt Study Center & Museum.  Notice the plaques recognizing major donors.

The Center/Museum has over 2,300 quilts in its collection, and they are amazing.  Look at the size of this one!

The Omaha Community Playhouse put on a quilt show in conjunction with its production of The Quilters, which is a play about the lives of a pioneer woman and her six daughters and the role that quilting played in their lives, with their quilts reflecting their life stories.  The play was wonderful and the quilts, beautiful!

Betsye Paragas (left), Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Omaha Community Playhouse, gave me a most interesting tour of the backstage area of the Playhouse.  The room we’re in is the Costume Design Department.  Isn’t it wonderful!  I’m standing in the middle, and Robin Johnson, with Ginger’s Hang-Up, is on the far right.

The Playhouse’s quilt show included a quilting demonstration.

I stayed in yet another incredible B&B while I was in Omaha.  This time it was the Cornerstone Mansion Inn.  I was delighted to meet Vice Admiral Van Mauney and his wife Debby who were also guests at the Inn.  They reside on General’s Row at Offutt Air Force Base, headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command.  I’ve been promising to create another painting and print edition of General’s Row, but I’ve been needing just the right pictures.  Van and Debby have promised to get me some great ones.

The Cornerstone Mansion Inn in Omaha, NE, is fabulous!

Breakfast at The Cornerstone Mansion Inn.  Sitting across from me are Vice Admiral Van Mauney and his wife Debby.

The show at Ginger’s Hang-Up was such fun, and it was a joy to see so many friendly, smiling faces.  I met a wonderful teacher for the Omaha Public School System, Linda Hankins, who won the 2009 Alice G. Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award.  The Alice G. Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award was established in 1988 by U.S. investor, businessman, and philanthropist Warren Buffett to honor his aunt.  A passionate, popular, and respected educator in the Omaha Public Schools for more than 35 years, Alice Buffett inspired generations of students and fellow teachers to achieve their best.

Linda Hankins, right, and her husband, left, with their print.  There is so much joy in Linda’s teaching.  She really cares about her students, and she’s one of those people you would love to sit and learn from.  What good friends Ginger’s Hang-Up has!

Linda Hankins, left, with Warren Buffett, right.  Warren Buffett established the Alice G. Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award in honor of his aunt.

I have this weekend off, which is rare for this time of year; but, I’m looking forward to a few extra days in my studio in Mathews, Virginia.  The weather is finally getting a little cooler, and there’s a hint of fall in the air.  My next show will be my Museum Open House and Barn Show in Waynesboro, Virginia, October 9-11.  Those dates coincide with Waynesboro’s Annual Fall Foliage Festival, and it will be a lovely, fun time in the Valley.  Everyone comes home for the festival weekend.

Reflections of Fall depicts Crabtree Falls in Nelson County, Va., which is part of the George Washington National Forest.  My children know this part of the George Washington National Forest very well.  Crabtree Falls is a favorite hiking spot.  The falls are approximately 1,200 feet high and supposedly the tallest east of the Mississippi.  The falls feature a 70-foot cascade, as well as a series of five major cascades with additional smaller ones.  Reflections of Fall will be released during my Museum Open House and Barn Show October 9-11.  For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum (LINK) at 1-800-343-8643.

I wish to say “hi” to all my friends in Russell, Kentucky, who will be attending this weekend’s show at Designer Art and Framing.  I won’t be there in person this time, but I’ll be there in spirit!

Dreams of Glory will be released during Designer Art & Framing’s Show Without Moss this weekend, October 2-3.  For more information, please contact the gallery at 606-833-1380.

I am very sorry to say that a collector in the Ottumwa, Iowa, area has been robbed.  Among the things taken from her home were all of her P. Buckley Moss Society brooches and a necklace.  Her membership number is 331; and, if you see any of her brooches come up for sale anywhere, please let us know (1-800-430-1320 or
On that note, I’d like to share with you a picture of my legal consultants.  I had a meeting with them last week.  They really keep me and my business on the right track!

My legal consultants.  L. to R.:  Dick Wall, Jessica Darraby, me, and Kirk Schroder.


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