Friday, July 23, 2010

Dreams really DO come true.........

I have been so busy, I am late in announcing that my Baltimore Album quilt, 'History's Humble Servant' has been jurried into the International Quilt Association's fall show in Houston as a finalist! I am more than honored, and just cannot even begin to express how excited I am, and humbled at the same time. I made my first quilt as a very early teen, and have always looked in awe at the quilts that were included in the big International Quilt Festival down in Houston each fall....I never thought that anything I would ever make, would be even remotely good enough to have its face shown together with such outstanding company. The show is Nov 4-7, 2010, at the George Brown Convention center in downtown Houston, Texas. I am not positive yet, as to which days I will be in attendance, but I will be there, so please do stop by and see me, and all the beautiful quilts and vendors! ( I will post my days as soon as I have confirmed them). You can read about the IQA and the show here

This year is extra special for all of us Baltimore Album Quilt lovers, as there will also be a special exhibit of 40 modern Baltimore Albums, 12 of which are Elly Sienkiewicz's friendship albums. There will be much to do and to see~ hope to see you there~ Ill be the overwhelmed one, standing by my quilt, with a smile from ear to ear :)

Speaking of busy, the bees have also been busy! They are doing so well, we have added a second super, and they have already started capping off combs of honey for the winter. We have lots of clover around, so it is nearly clear as water, and sooooo wonderful...but RICH! Jayson gave me a taste, and it was so sweet I just couldn't nearly stand it. He is really enjoying them, and to keep them busy, has a honey super on order, to add to the hive, making it 3 stories tall now.

And! As you can see, the fundraising goal for this year has been met! OHH my gracious, I can not thank everyone enough, I was in dire need of archival materials and storage have no idea of the stress that can be accumulated, by knowing that such important artifacts are under your own responsibility and care, to remain for future generations. I have had sleepless nights, worrying that the precious bits of history that I care for, are being treated, and kept in a way that will add to their longevity on this Earth, vise detracting from it. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously, and hope to blog about in the near future. Until then, there is the happy business of the fundraiser giveaway to deal with! I am swamped right now (when lately does it seem that I am not?), so have set the date of Aug. 1st, to have the drawing and announce the winner~ this years premium, is a custom made dollye of the winners choice~ Good luck to all that entered, I hope you are as excited as I am!


Tina Eudora said...

I have made a few rudimentary quilts and I am by no means any kind of expert but darn Rachael that is beautiful! I can only imagine the hours of patience and work you have put into that piece!
You have very talented hands and congratulations on the Houston show and meeting the goal for the museum. ^5
Tina xo

Lana said...

Rachael ~ I am so happy for you! You were already an excellent artist years ago when we first became online friends. Your amazing talent has flourished even more over the years. Good luck at the Quilt Festival! xoxo

Rachael Kinnison said...

Hi Tina~ Hi Lana! THANKYOU both so very much!
xoxoxo rachael

Finegan Antiques said...


I am tickled pick for you!! Such a wonderful honor and opportunity. I will keep my fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for you, (except when I am driving of course). All your work are treasures. And your dedication to our textile historical past is inspirational.

Congrats again.


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Your quilt is stunning!!!!