"Serenity" accepted in show

A description from the flyer reads: "Oasis: a place to feel replenished, relaxed, rejuvenated, and restored.... We all have our own personal oasis, whether physical, metaphorical or filed away in memory. Where do you go to find yours?"

I had been working on a quilt that fit the description exactly, and also fit into the size requirements of 18 x 40. It is one of my last pieces in a series called "Emotions," created during Lisa Call's Working in a Series class. http://lisacall.com/workshops/online-workshops/working-in-a-series/

I LOVE this quilt, and feel like it expresses the part of me that seeks serenity and inner peace. 

I also like the natural, organic look of the piece. It reminds me of the geology of a hillside in the desert, where thousands of years of wind and erosion have exposed the underlying strata. And the small bits of color are peeking out between the rocks and layers.

When others see it they say it reminds them of the art of Santa Fe and the southwest.

Oasis: a place to feel replenished, relaxed, rejuvenated, and restored ...

Serenity, 18 x 40, machine pieced and quilted

Serenity, 18 x 40, machine pieced and quilted

I found out this week that my quilt, "Serenity," was accepted into the SAQA show, "Oasis," which opens in October in Palm Springs and will travel to PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Festival).

Serenity, detail showing dense quilting

Serenity, detail showing dense quilting