Sunday, November 13, 2011

This Really is My Last Post on the La Conner Show

Today a CD arrived in the mail from my cousin. Bravely, she took both her 88 year old father and her husband to see my show. She sent pictures that I have not gotten from others. I thought you'd like to see them. I'll keep it short.
The Gaches Mansion, houses the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum photo by John Adams
This beautiful home is well cared for by its current occupants.  Currently there is a fund raising campaign underway for additional renovations. There are 3 floors that include exhibit space and a gift shop.  My exhibit, The Quilted Garden, is on the second floor.
A museum visitor studying a quilt on the second floor, photo by John Adams
My cousin Charlie pictured above is looking at my Coneflower Fiesta quilt which I have posted more than once on this blog. This is the first chance that he has gotten to see Indiana Memories, a quilt I made in honor of his mother!
Indiana Memories by Ann Fahl
The above swan quilt was made to honor Nelda Vibrans, my great aunt, who died in the 1990's.  Both of us loved Winona Lake IN and spent lots of time there.  The swan was a symbol of the area because there was a small swan pond downtown.  Nelda liked to sew, knit, was an artist and a singer.  She made a few quilts, of which I have one. The yellow leaves filled the Indiana autumn days when her memorial service was held.  I scooped some of them up on my way back to Wisconsin; and eventually they wound up in this quilt. The swan is sitting on a nest of magenta yarn, symbolic of her love of fiber and knitting.

End of the Season by Ann Fahl

This brilliant quilt is about autumn, a time when there is nothing left of my black eyed susans except the seed heads.  I placed them on bright patchwork to contrast the dying blossoms.  I love this piece because of all the hot colors on the patchwork. This quilt is included in the exhibit on the second floor of the museum.

Let me know if you get to see the show.

Thanks for reading once again.


Sally said...

I wish I lived close enough to visit the show. I love your work. Thank you for sharing the last two photos and the inspiration for each.

susan said...

I love your quilts -- especially for your love of the Trillium which is in today's post. I LOVE trillium -- and thank you for sharing your pictures! I would love to see more pictures of your show. Do you have them posted on the web?

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Oooooh, I love Indiana Memories, Ann... the shading on the swan's feathers is lovely, and the colors are very restful. Beautiful composition. What a wonderful way to honor your great aunt.

WesternWilson said...

Ann, my sister in law and I went to La Conner last week and we were delighted with your wonderful exhibition. The museum did a lovely job of displaying your work, and it was so nice to be able to take in each piece and take time to enjoy all the artistry of stitch and design. I think our favourite was "End of the Season". It just glowed!
Lovely, lovely work Ann, thankyou so much.

annieQ said...

Thanks for your comments. I am loving the fact that some of you have gone to see my exhibit! Thank you.