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Two Down, One to Go

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I had entered 3 shows in the past month. I got accepted to Art Quilts Lowell for the first time and now Motherlode has been juried into the new SAQA show, Layers of Memory. It is my first acceptance into a SAQA show, other than our local Oregon group show.

I entered two pieces. I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon telling me that Fragments of a Life was not accepted — that only 20 of 147 entries were accepted. I thought it was strange that only one of my entries was listed and just assumed it was an oversight and that they had both been rejected.

Then, later in the day, I got another e-mail telling me that Motherlode, which  I renamed Beneath the Surface, had been accepted. I was elated to hear this! The piece was made last year for the show, Beneath the Surface, curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison. It has traveled to all three of the IQA shows — Long Beach, Houston and Cincinnati. Now, it will travel for a year with SAQA.

I have one more show to hear from. They extended the deadline because of the postal strike in Canada. But I think they will be jurying this week. This is giving me the confidence I need to get back to work in my studio.

12 Responses to “Two Down, One to Go”

  1. Susan Lenz says:

    Just got the invitations for Art Quilt Lowell in the mail and saw your name there! So … our work is together again … there and also traveling with Layers of Memories … also my first SAQA show. Congratulations!

  2. Judy says:


    Congratulations on your acceptances, it certainly would boost your cofidence, I hope the third one comes in positive also.

  3. rayna says:

    Great news, Gerrie — although you should be confident because your work is so wonderful! Don’t I wish you were going to be in Lowell – I will be there for the first time in several years.

    Congrats on all the acceptances!

  4. Karen Rips says:

    Congratulations! My Beneath the Surface is hanging in my living room right now.

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  6. Kristin L says:

    Great news! Your works will show well in Lowell and the SAQA exhibit. 🙂 Have fun in the studio!

  7. Sherryl says:

    That is great news Gerrie. Congratulations and I hope you get into the 3rd one.

  8. Deborah says:

    Hooray! Well deserved. Those two pieces are really wonderful. I am also entering my BTS quilt in some upcoming shows. I think it’s quite notable the Leslie and Jamie gave us the opportunity and encouragement to create larger works and they are continuing to be seen and inspire other new work.

  9. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations Gerrie!!! Have your feet touched the ground yet? I think this calls for some happy dancing.

  10. Judy says:

    YAYYYYY Gerrie! You go girl!


  11. Excellent news Gerrie. Two down one to go !

  12. kathy says:

    Awesome Gerrie! You should be flying high about now.