I’m pleased (and honored!) to say that I have joined the Board of Directors for the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles! I’m looking forward to helping the Museum over the course of my term.
(We are also looking for other people to join the Board, so if you’re Bay-Area local and interested in helping guide and support the Museum for the next few years – or know someone who would be good for the job – please get in touch with me!)
This past week has mostly been spent on thoroughly unglamorous activities – mostly, research and tedious paperwork related to the business – but I did manage to sneak out for a day to check out the Kaffe Fassett exhibit at the aforementioned San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles! And Kaffe Fassett himself was there, giving a lecture and an exhibit walkthrough.
Here’s the quilt that most fascinated me, one of the inspirations for Kaffe’s quilt designs:
I love this quilt for its exquisitely intricate designs. I love small detail work, and this quilt has a lot of detail to offer. Here are close-ups of two sections:
What really makes the quilt “pop” for me, though, isn’t the careful piecing but the fine gold thread embroidered on the surface, outlining each piece. That, to me, transforms the quilt from a lovely piece into something awe-inspiring.
And the book? Off to the printer! Well, the text anyway. The cover will go next week, after we’ve gotten the last of the advance praise (the little blurbs on the back cover that tell you how great the book is). It is now looking like it will be out by the end of July, in time for Convergence! So I will probably fly out for a book signing at Convergence. (Which – for non-weavers – is the biggest weaving conference in the U.S.)
Next week’s goals? Get the Creating Craft website up and running, finish “Bipolar Prison” and “Goodbye, Ma I,” and weave samples for my lecture at Complex Weavers Seminars. Hopefully I’ll have a lot to write about (and show) next week!