Saturday, February 22, 2014

Featured Quilter

 

I was humbled and honored to be chosen as the Featured Quilter for February at Quiltworks here in Bend, OR.  There is always a reception on the first Friday of the month to open the gallery.   This month, however, we had a big snowstorm and for the first time ever, the reception was cancelled.  The funny thing about that is….I had a dream the previous weekend that no one came to the reception.  Looks like that was a foreshadowing of what actually happened.  Even I didn’t show up!

Oh well, the quilts will be up the whole month.     I thought I’d give you an overview of how the gallery looked with all the quilts hanging.   It was overwhelming for me to see a lot of my quilts hanging in one place. 

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This is the view once you get to the loft.

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Because of where they were displayed, a couple of the quilts were hard to photograph in the overview.

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Mr CnW thought I needed to be in one of the pictures!

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And this is me pointing to my bio that I wrote.  Looks like I got a bit carried away since it ended up on 2 pieces of paper.  I usually don’t have that much to say about myself.  Smile

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A huge thanks to Marilyn and Dave (owners) and Mary Ann (their fabulous employee in charge of the display) for choosing me to be your Featured Quilter for February.  

If you are ever in Bend, be sure and stop by the shop and take a look at that month’s display.   It’s a wonderful experience.  

Next week, I’ll share the February projects that Sandy and I have finished up!

Hugs, Anne

55 comments:

Bev said...

Wow! That is a GORGEOUS display! I'm sorry you missed your party! It's great to know someone famous though! Congratulations! Your work is FABULOUS! XO

RubyNi said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Parade of Quilts. Your work is inspirational. Thank you for sharing!

Hogan's Adventure said...

I am totally speechless, my dear friend is so very talented. Truly, they are the fortunate ones to have your work in their shop. Miss you!!!

Phyllis said...

Your quilts are lovely. Wish I lived close enough to see them in person. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrill said...

I saw several of your quilts over on Lori's blog and recognized many of the patterns. But was wondering if you can tell me what the pattern is of the one in the 1st pix just about the stairs (houses with trees and animals)? Love them all and thanks for sharing!! Sorry your reception didn't happen.

Michelle said...

And such beautiful quilts too. Glad I was able to come over and see them

Anna said...

I love the perspective of your photos...it makes the quilts even more amazing!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Such an inspiring display of your talent! I'm working on Country Homecoming right now & I see 5 more that are in my pattern library! Like Sherrill, I'm curious about the quilt with the houses, trees & animals! I saw it on Humble Quilts the other night and that rabbit just made me grin from ear to ear!
We went up those same steps a few years ago while visiting Bend to view another's exhibit of quilts. Brings back memories. Thoughts of the mountains always tug at my heartstrings.

Mary Truax said...

Well done, Anne!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations and that is a beautiful display with all of your quilts.

Debbie

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Anne, Thank you for your generosity in sharing your beautiful quilts! The snow may have cancelled the evening but not the show!

Melanie said...

Awesome event! You must have been so honored. Congrats. Enjoy the moment...

Karen said...

I saw the wonderful photos that Lori of Humble Quilts took of your quilts. So many good quilts. I like how the shop show cases the work of quilters.

Gayle said...

Congrats Anne - What a treat it must be to have so many of your quilts displayed en masse! They're just beautiful.

Tina said...

As always I love, love, love your quilts! I only wished I lived in your area and I'd be bugging you for some one-on-one classes ;o). Congratulations on such an amazing quilt show - I think your quilts are amazing and you certainly deserve mountains of praise!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Congratulations! You deserve every minute of your fame! Okay, I have to ask. In that picture showing the first quilts, did you do that one with the houses and trees that is over the stairs? If so, please tell me again what the pattern is.

All the quilts are so gorgeous. You are one talented lady. You go, girl!!! Hugs.

Oh, Mr. CnW was right. You Definitely needed to be in one of those pictures, maybe even more!!

Yvette said...

I can't pick a favorite. I only wish I could see them in person.

Jan said...

Congratulations Anne! All of your quilts are beyond beautiful!

Janet O. said...

Congrats, Anne! What a wonderful display!! LOVE all of your quilts. Wish I could have seen this in person! I remember Lori (Humble Quilts) blogging about the cancelation. Glad we finally got to see your show!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful display of quilts, wish I could see in person. Thanks for the tour.

Ruth said...

Your quilts are just wonderful! I wish I could be there, but we won't get to OR until June when we go to our DGS's HS graduation in Dayton.

Diane said...

Oh wow, that is a display to be proud of for sure!! It would be worth a trip to see it, if only I didn't live in Georgia dang it. I will just have to spend more time enjoying the photos, thanks so much for sharing. Well done!

Jenny M said...

It must have been exciting to see all your beautiful quilts on display. congratulations!

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! What an accomplishment! So many quilts and every one of them a beauty! Congrats! :-)

kcenya1950 said...

anne -- what a great display. i wish i could come see it in person but crossing the blues in the winter is just asking for trouble! love that shop. we visit every chance we get -- coming over for quilt shows.
beautiful quilts in a beautiful setting!

Kaaren said...

What a awesome display of your gorgeous quilts, Anne! You must be so proud.

I'm going back to your post to have a much longer look. I only wish I could see them in person.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love each and every one of your quilts - congrats on being featured!

Becky said...

Wow!!!! Impressive. Love seeing your quilts on display.

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Congratulations Anne! Such a beautiful collection! It' sunny how many of those same patterns I own! Only you have gotten them done! So impressive! And I am jealous! :-}

paulette said...

OMG...I want to get up-close and personal to all of those quilts!! What a magnificent show...the BEST!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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(Do you sleep??)

Carole said...

Congrads! I am just in awe of all the quilts you have made. They are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Kindred Quilts said...

VERY impressive! Congratulations!
Oh, the lucky ones who get to see them in person... I wish I could be one of them!

Beatrice said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing. And congratulations on accomplishing so much!

Cathy said...

Congratulations! Your quilts are so beautiful. You do fantastic work. Hugs

Kim said...

Beautiful, Anne! I see so many of your quilts that I'd love to make. I sure wish I could make a road trip to Oregon to view them in person! Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oooooo so many pretties and I completely forgot that I quilted whirligigs, Gorgeous collection and congrats!

Denise said...

Congratulations! Your work is fabulous!

xoxo,
Denise

Lori said...

It was a beautiful exhibit and only too bad that darn snow storm came that day!

Karen said...

Your quilts Anne are just gorgeous - both in workmanship and color. Even tho I couldn't be there to celebrate your special month I'm so happy I was able to see these beautiful quilts in your home last spring - because they are so much more amazing in person - and pretty amazing in the pics to - but to see them in your beautiful home was icing on the cake. Your the bestest P :).

Hugs - Mrs. Farmhouse

Anita said...

Congratulations Anne. Your quilts are beautiful!

MARCIE said...

They did well selecting you! All your beautiful work truly enhances their shop. I'd love to go to that shop, by the way. I met Maryilyn at market a few years ago. She is darling! Your quilts are wonderful! Nice work Anne!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! Anne! Your quilts look wonderful hanging for display. I know people are going to be ooohhhing and aawwing over your quilts.

Sandy F said...

your quilts are truly amazing just like you ! Glad I got to share them in person with you.

Sandy F said...

your quilts are truly amazing just like you ! Glad I got to share them in person with you.

Julie S said...

Like Sherrill, I would like to know what the pattern is of the one in the 1st photo just above the stairs. I would like to make that pattern. Beautiful quilts!

Julie said...

Congratulations!! I so wish I could get to Bend to see all your quilts in person. The pictures are beautiful!
I love them all!

Beardie Mom said...

Total Eye Candy! How wonderful to see all of your quilts -- my favorite will always be your Buggy Barn quilt -- looks like you got those borders to hang straight -- how did you fix it?
Incredible amount of work -- Just love looking at them.

Colleen said...

Oh Anne! Congratulations! Your quilts are so stunning! I would love to have been there to see in person, but thank you so much for showing us on here :o)

Thimbleanna said...

You're SO stinkin' Cute Anne -- tell Mr. CnW Thank You from us for putting you into one of the pictures!

And HOLY COW Anne! LOOK at all those GORGEOUS quilts! SO much work! How wonderful to see them all displayed in one place. I love that they all have a feel to them that says "Anne Bryson made these." My quilts are so all over the place -- looks like a dog threw up the breakfast LOL.

THANKS for blogging about it Anne -- FABULOUS! And I LOVE LOVE that little quilt by your Bio!

Synthia said...

A very impressive 'body of work'. Congratulations!!

Kurt Schindler said...


Love all your quilts. Our tastes are similar. Could you tell me the name of the pattern/designer for the quilt in the first photo (the four rows of seasonal houses)?

Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte



Valjean Sanford said...

Congratulations on a wonderful display of your accomplishments. WOW!!! you are very talented. Follow your blog...you keep me inspired!!

Judy in Michigan said...

Congratulations - a well deserved honor. Isn't it amazing to see all your work in one place (and not in a closet)!! Thank you for sharing and keep up your amazing work!

Rose Marie said...

Amazing quilts .... they made the perfect choice on which quilter to showcase!