The studio is crammed with boxes and quilts and photo set ups and a racoon trap. Yes you heard me right. A raccoon trap.
I will have a series of 35 works, large and small at the Uptown Blanco Quilt Show October 11-13th. It should be a grand display of a number of quilters work, but I’m proud that they’re featuring such a nice body of work display for me . If you’re near either Austin or San Jose, you’re near enough to get to Blanco
Uptown Blanco’s 3rd annual quilt show, “Colors of the Sky” hosted by the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13. In addition to the 200 quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by internationally renowned quilters Louisa Smith and Ellen Anne Eddy. Ellen is our guest teacher and lecturer.
The Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment, Ltd. complex will be filled with quilts, wearable art, vendors and on display will be the patchwork smart car quilt that was created as a Breast Cancer Fundraising Campaign in Europe. The life size patchwork quilt completely covers a smart car and is made entirely of fabric donated and signed by over 20 celebrities including Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Sara Cox, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Stevens, Twiggy Lawson, Joanna Lumley, and Jane McDonald each selecting personal swatches of pink fabric from worn articles of clothing all used to create this special quilt.
This special exhibition showcases the vast wealth of quilts created in Blanco County and throughout the Texas Hill Country.
Event: Friday, October 11th
Reception: 5pm – 6:30pm
Show Hours: 12 noon – 7pm
Event: Saturday, October 12th
Show Hours: 10am – 5pm
Event: Sunday, October 13th
Show Hours: 12 noon – 4pm
Price: $5 entrance fee, children under 12 are free
New Book !
In case you’re no where near or you’re wishing you could have a souvenir, I’ve made a small show catalog, Many Creatures under Many Skies, for sale at the show and on my web site. You can pre order them on my site. It’s a grouping of some of the most exciting quilts I’ll be sending to the show in a cool little booklet. You’ll find a preorder for it on my web site at http://www.ellenanneeddy.com/store.php?cat=1
Last night as I was finishing up the last three quilts there was a series of odd bumps coming from the studio bathroom. My neighbor Mary and I were there. She’d used the bathroom. I went in. And an odd churring noise coming from the closet. We spent this morning, the exterminator and myself, emptying the closet in search of racoons. No Luck. There’s a trap in the studio bathroom. I’m going up to finish the last 2 quilts. I may choose to wear stomping boots.
It’s all to the glory of art.