Well I am not sure if March came in like a lion or a lamb this year--it has been cold and sunny with about 18 inches of snow and ice on the ground. Maybe it came in like a polar bear? What do you think? I have seen tapping for maple syrup so spring must be just around the corner.
I just returned from the Baltimore Craft Show--great show. I had spent several weeks working on a new pillow design for the show and I am happy to report that they flew out of my booth. I also sold a number of smaller wall hangings including "dawn on the hill" and a lovely "blue rolling hills". Later this month I will be doing the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA--Booth 153. I love this show--such a wonderful and eclectic mix of art, craft, good food and music. They are even having a special exhibit on The Nature of Beauty. For more info and discounted tickets do check out http://www.paradisecityarts.com
Then the following week I will be doing the CraftBoston Show at The World Trade Center in Boston. I haven't done this show for a number of years but reports from other craftspeople say it is a lovely show with some of the very best work around. Certainly I am looking forward to it. Check out http://www.craftboston.org
When I am not at these shows I will be in the studio working hard to prepare for them--and waiting for April when spring will definitely come. I still have a quilt showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY and the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. You can of course learn more about what I am doing by checking out my blog at http://www.annbrauer.blogspot.com
I have also decided that I will sometimes offer a quilt as a special when I send out these monthly e-mails. These will usually be quilts that I love that have just been around the studio a bit longer than I would like. The sale will be on a first come--first serve basis and the offer will be only for a short time.
This month I am pleased that the first piece is "red hills". I love the colors in this quilt--so cheerful and warm but I made it in early 2008. This quilt is 32x48 inches and can be hung either horizontally or vertically. The normal price is $820 but until March 15 the price will be $400 plus tax and shipping. I have only one of these quilts so when it is gone--it is gone. (I hope that doesn't sound too commercial?)
If you are interested--please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 413 625-8605.
This piece has been SOLD!!! Due stay tuned for my next special in April.