Monday, July 1, 2013

the quilts of Ann Brauer--32 years and counting

OK let me get the weather out of the way first--more rain and thunderstorms here. If I could I would love to share it with my many friends out west  but alas.... Sigh!!! Anyhow the flowers in the garden are thriving, the weeds are doing quite well too and in Shelburne Falls I have never seen the Bridge of Flowers more beautiful. I have been on a roll in the studio making new quilts--it is so much fun when ideas just come to me and I can't wait until I get to show them to you.

I did calculate that as of today I will have been supporting myself (well, it does depend on your definition of how much money one needs to survive) for the last 32 years. Pretty amazing isn't it? Maybe I will have a treat at McCusker's this morning to celebrate.

I don't have any shows planned this month but there will be another ArtWalk in Shelburne Falls on Saturday July 13 and my studio will be open until 8pm that night. I do hope those in the area will drop by and explore the many wonderful art and craft studios in town. The studio will be closed the following week-end so I can attend a family function--congrats Dove and Philippe--but otherwise I should be working to prepare for the Berkshire Craft Show and the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, IL next month though do call first if you are coming from a distance.

And now for the Quilt of the Month. Well actually two long hangings.

The first is the study in neutrals. It is about 12 x 60" and does indeed have the interesting crooks in it that would either make a statement hanging (there is a sleeve for hanging) or could be a fantastic table runner. And the second is a study in blue. It is about 11x55" and has Velcro for hanging. It too has a slight slant that should not be noticeable as a table runner or can get attached to a wall so that  it hangs fairly straight. Each is $300 plus applicable taxes and shipping and are sold on a first come first served basis--please do specify which one you want.
blue wall hanging--Ann Brauer

neutral wall hanging--Ann Brauer

I hope you get just the right amount of rain and sun this summer and do look forward to seeing many of you in the studio or at craft shows later in the summer.

Ann Brauer
6 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
413 625-8605

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any photos of your early quilts from 32 years ago?