Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Out of the Ordinary

 Detail "Oh, Mexico Beach"
2012 Jane Zillmer

To rev up some quilt excitement (winter gets long here in the Northwoods), I've entered this quilt in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA .  This is a juried and judged show with great cash awards.

The show's theme is "Out of the Ordinary" and there is a separate award for best theme interpretation. A statement needs to be included in the application about how your art and specifically this quilt entry allows you to "escape the ordinary and enter the realm of extraordinary."  

Here's what I wrote about my quilt (approved by Katy my journalist daughter):

Designing a quilt starts with inspiration from the ordinary world around me; a passing idea or a thought is transformed into a lasting memento, something extraordinary.

Our many family vacations spent in Mexico Beach, Florida are now but a memory.  Here, in my quilt “Oh, Mexico Beach”, the most beautiful shore birds, the white sandy beaches, the aqua and bright blue waves of the Gulf of Mexico, bubbles and seaweed are all right there and I’m back on that beach with my family.