The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five;
the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.
-Aristotle, 384BC- 322 BC
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991
I love a party!
-Lynn Reynolds Makrin, b. 1973
In February of 2013, I will be turning 40. While trying to decide what kind of a party I want to celebrate my life so far, the idea of a quilt show of some kind kept coming to the front of my mind. What kind of a show? Where? How will we party around the quilts?
Finally, the celebration details became clear.
In February 2013, I will be hanging a quilt show retrospective, of sorts, in the lounge at my church, The First Reformed Church of Scotia, New York. Then on February 8th, my family, friends, church and quilting communities will all be invited to a dessert reception...............in place of a more formal show opening.
The next day some quilts will go up online for auction. The monies raised will benefit Fowler Camp and Conference Center and the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
Below are the first three quilts, in various stages of completion, which will be auctioned for the charities above.
I am so thankful and grateful that the Consistory of my church said, "YES!" to my plan and request for space to celebrate this birthday in this way. I am also very interested in the process of planning this event and how it will effect my creativity and the next phase of my life.
Please let me know if any of you have experience auctioning quilts online. I have lots of questions and thought you all, my blogging community, might have some advice.
Stay tuned as this next milestone evolves. Thank you for all your support!