The opening reception of "No Girls Allowed" was on Friday. It was the second time one of my quilts was part of the biennial men's exhibition, and my first time visiting the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
|Rod Daniel with his quilt, "Ain't That American!"|
|It went with the color of the "Wow Wall" (quilted by Jolene Knight)|
Around the corner was the gift shop, where I was happy to find a stack of my books and the Pour l'Amour du Fil event bags for sale. Later this year, I will exhibit at the museum, so I am glad to know they will have these goodies on hand.
|Jack Edson with his quilt, "Eakins, Flute Player"|
Jack Edson was there, and I have wanted to meet him since first seeing his work. Jack's quilts are inspired by classical art, and they stand out from all the other pixelated, patchwork portraiture I have seen. He came from upstate New York for the reception, and traveled with Bill Stearman, also part of the show. Bill came all the way from Ontario, Canada, and his quilt, "At Peace" was a show stopper-- simply beautiful!
|"The Whole Thing" by Tim Latimer of Lansing, Michigan|
"Did You Wash Your Beak?" by David Taylor of Steamboat Springs, Colorado was facing Tim's quilt, and was also a tour-de-force. David, Tim, and all the others are much better at sewing than I'll ever be, and I greatly admire their work.
|"Sir Lancelot" by Richard Tims, Wichita Falls, Texas|
|Self Portrait by Ricky Tims, LaVeta, Colorado|
|The main gallery before it was too packed to take photos|
|It filled up a lot after I took this photo|
I wish I'd had more time in the gallery before the reception. It was hard to get pictures after the doors opened. The place was packed, and the quilts were stellar.
|In the Groove by Leo Ransom, Sherman, Texas|
|Put a Ring On It by Michael Michaelski, Brooklyn, New York|
|one section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt|
"No Girls Allowed" is the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's 13th biennial exhibition of quilts made by men is on display through April 26th. For more information, click here.