Wednesday, August 6, 2014

the quilts of Ann Brauer--better late than never

Dear all,

OK--I am late.  August snuck up on me. July was just a blur as I settled into my new studio--oh so wonderful it is--and began making quilts for all the shows that I am doing. What fun I am having with the ten foot walls in my new space. Just look at the colors of "prairie sunset".  Doesn't it stretch forever? Don't you just love the polished cement floors? This quilt has about 3/4 mile of stitching in it--what was I thinking? No wonder this newsletter is late.

prairie sunset--about 94x108"--Ann Brauer 2014

Tomorrow--yikes--I am setting up for the Berkshire Craft Show at Monument Mountain HIgh School in Great Barrington, MA. This is a wonderful show--now in its 41st year. This year I was honored to actually serve on the jury for this show and what a great selection of work will be here. If you happen to be in the area, do check it out. It runs August 8-10. For more information And yes, prairie sunset will be in my booth.

Then there is the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, IL. What a show this is. There is so much amazing work here with some of the very best artists from across the country doing this show. I also spend as much time as possible absorbing all this work. Of course I will have new quilts for this show also.For more information  Discount tickets are even available until August 13.

Meanwhile August 16 and 17 is the tax free week-end in Massachusetts. So if you are thinking of a quilt, please feel free to pre-shop my web site.

I do hope to see some of you this month. If you are coming from a distance, I do suggest calling first since as you can tell, there are times I will not be in the studio.