Monday, 9 October 2017

Hello 12by the dozen bloggers ,
I want to tell you about a project that will be happening next year . I belong to a quilt group in Auckland which has about 35 members. Every year we host a show where we show our work ,have a small marketing section and can sell quilts we no longer want . It is well known to quilters in Auckland and we get about 800 to 1000 viewers . This funds us for the following year and pays for tutoring.We have 2 retreats a year and at our last retreat I was chatting to our president about our blog and the'Artist Series'. She was very interested and asked me to bring what I had done so far to show the committee . I offered to hold a mini exhibition at next years show and they accepted , asking also that I give floor talks encouraging others to likewise blog with friends or other quilters.  I would like to tell people at the floor talks about all of you and can introduce you and show images of all of your work ( Hilary says she can help me with this). However if anyone is unhappy about this aspect I can simply show my pieces and talk only about the artists and briefly touch on the blog . However I would really like to do the former as we are a group and my pieces are just a part of the whole . One of the fascinations for me of being a member of this blog has been the amazing differences between us in the interpretations of the artists works . This is the richness of group work .
So... I would love to get your opinions /permission for this so that I can start preparations . The exhibition is in May 2018 and I know how time flies.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Rosemary

7 comments:

  1. What an exciting prospect for you, I'm happy to be included Rosemary.

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  2. Sounds like fun. Count me in! And please post a few pictures of the exhibit when it's up.

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  3. What a great idea! I love it and would love to see it. Too bad we can't all pop down to New Zealand to participate in person! I am happy to be included too.

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  4. I am quite happy to be included too, Rosemary.

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  5. Great opportunity! You can of course include me, if you want. Would love to come, but unfortunately no trip to NZ possible in May...

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  6. You definitely have my permission...sorry that this is late in coming but I did not see this post. Please keep us in "the loop" when it happens.

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  7. Hi Rosemary
    I'm new to the group, but am very happy to be included in your presentations. I used to live in Tauranga until April this year and am missing New Zealand very much. I'd love to see / hear what you do next year. Best wishes
    Claire

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