I’ll miss driving with my daughter Becky this weekend; instead, I’ll be flying to my show in Kalona, Iowa, with my dear friends at The Village Shoppe. Gallery owner Doris Greiner and I will release two new special prints during the show. Old Brick features its namesake, which was erected in 1856 and is the second oldest building in Iowa City. Originally built and used as North Presbyterian Church, it now thrives as a community center. Days Gone By depicts a 100-year-old barn, silo, and windmill located in Salem, Iowa.
Old Brick (left) and Days Gone By (right) will be released during my show with The Village Shoppe in Kalona, IA, October 30-31. For more information, please contact the gallery at 319-656-3853.
After Saturday’s show, I’ll participate in a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Moss Country Friends Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. The Chapter is raising funds to provide adaptive equipment for two special needs children. Our friend Dwight Duwa will be there, volunteering as our auctioneer. He does a great job. Among the items being auctioned is a lovely quilted wall hanging featuring one of my hand-painted centerpieces. This quilt is the sixth one made by chapter member Pearl Yoder. Many thanks to Pearl for her donation of time, talent, and materials in making these quilts. Half of the proceeds of the quilt will benefit the Chapter, and half will benefit the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. If you would like to bid on this quilt but can’t attend the fundraising dinner, please place your bid with Nancy Brenneman, President of the Moss Country Friends Chapter, by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Nancy’s cell number is 319-400-0458.
Pearl Yoder with quilt number six! This beautiful piece will be auctioned at the Moss Country Friends Chapter’s fundraising dinner on October 31. For more information, please contact Nancy Brenneman at 319-400-0458.
Last weekend Becky and I drove from Virginia to Waynesville, Ohio, for my show with Laura DeRamus and my wonderful Ohio friends at Canada Goose Gallery. The drive was gorgeous—all the reds, oranges, and yellows and every shade in between! It was also nice to once again enjoy the hospitality of Lee Philpott and her Cranberry Cottage B&B. She and her husband also supported our weekend fundraiser for PALS for Life Breast Cancer Support Group.
L. to R.: Randy & Ginny Myers; me; and Deb Weisgerber, President of the Society’s Trees of Life Chapter. What fun to have good friends show up at the shows! It was great being with them and discussing a Society group trip that we may take in the future.
Laura, her friend Kathy Heims, the Canada Goose “family”, and I have been raising funds for PALS for Life for twenty-two years. This year we returned to Keepin’ It Country Farm, the home of country musician Richard Lynch and his wife Donna. Richard and Donna share their home and talents to help raise funds for PALS for Life and other groups. Everyone had such fun, enjoying the music and dancing.
L. to R.: Richard and Donna Lynch, me, and my daughter Becky on the stage at Keepin’ It Country Farm. The quilt on the far right was made by Jeannine McNeill and Linda Gorman, and it is the third quilt made by them for the Foundation. Their quilts are exceptional, and they are currently working on a fifth. Rita Sheets of Dayton, OH, placed the winning bid on this one. Half of the proceeds will benefit my Foundation for Children’s Education, and half will benefit PALS for Life.
Waynesville was decked out in pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness and the benefit for PALS for Life.