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Chugging Along

Monday, September 16th, 2013


I have not had much down time — so much to do. I got my resume updated and wrote a new artist statement:

Gerrie Congdon is an artist who works with textiles. She transforms white fabric into complex cloth, using dyes and paints and a variety of techniques. The resulting fabric becomes serene landscapes and abstract compositions. Her work has been exhibited in many venues, locally, nationally and internationally. She is a member of Columbia Fiberarts Guild, High Fiber Diet, Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Surface Design Association.

I had some SDA work to do and I have also been working on preparing for an exhibit of the Twelve’s 20 x 12 quilts at NW Quilt Expo. Terry Grant is coming tomorrow and we will attach them to felt panels for display by theme. I have collected half of the quilts and she has the other half.


Those are Nikki Wheeler’s quilts on the top of the various piles. I love seeing and fondling all of the quilts made by my fellow Twelves.

I have also printed all the signage on ledger size paper.


Tomorrow afternoon, we will deliver them to the venue.

On Wednesday, Terry and I are doing a presentation for SAQA on blogs and websites. I am doing websites. After I get back from delivering the quilts, I have to print out my notes on websites and make copies.

On Thursday, after checking in with the quilt show to see how the display looks, I have to rush back home because (gulp!), we are meeting with a realtor. Looks like we are going to move ahead with the downsizing. It has to be done sooner than later and I want to do it when I have some control over it!