One of the events that we attended was the docent tour of the SAQA Seasonal Palette exhibit. We were fortunate to have Kathleen McCabe as our docent. She gave some wonderful insight on each of the 38 pieces in the exhibit. Photography was not allowed. The quilts are fabulous and the techniques are varied and creative. I recommend seeing this exhibit if you get a chance. SAQA has a Seasonal Palette book.
David's Maps quilt "Bit Map" (shown at right) was very popular and created a bit of controversy on Friday. It all started when a purchase inquiry was made and the price list was not initially available at the exhibit table. Later several people were gathered around "Bit Map" and all wanting to own it. A remark, in jest, was made by one of the docents for the exhibit that the quilt should be auctioned off Sunday afternoon.
While David and I were touring the vendors several people came up and excitedly asked us about the auction and if there was a reserve! We had to tell them there was no auction. The quilt has a set price and first $$ takes it home. It was quite fascinating to see the rumor mill in action and how quickly things go from a casual remark to true.
Were you able to attend the Long Beach show? What was your favorite quilt or vendor?
I will be posting more about interesting things we saw at the show.