Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sometimes Rejection Is a Good Thing.....

We decided to collaborate on a new piece of work for possible inclusion in a book, you saw a sneak peak back on February 6th.  The piece was finished on time, a miracle all on it's own and submitted.  Over 200 artists submitted their work for consideration. 
 As we were photographing it one of us commented on how great it would look hanging in our booth, the thought of waiting until the publication of the book seemed daunting, but submit it we did.  It was not chosen and you know that was okay with us.....there is a first time for everything....never in all the years of submitting work have I ever been so relieved not to have been chosen.  Crazy!
It made it's debut in Hampton, VA at Mid-Atlantic, then was shown in our booth at Mt. Dora, FL, those of you who will be attending the Vintage View Quilt Show in Raleigh, NC this coming weekend will be able to see it up close and personal.  Looks much better in person....the main color just didn't photograph well (could be a reason for rejection).  You can see how we used our hand-dyed burlap...even the sparkle burlap, cheesecloth and hand-dyed kona. 

We decided we like it so much we are thinking of collaborating on a couple of similar pieces before we go to A.I.R. Studio in Paducah, KY....wishful thinking at it's best.

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