There would be five coordinators:
Julie Panusis from Petaluma, California, for the West Coast, United States
Colleen Peck from Wilmington, Connecticut, for the East Coast, United States
Carol Cantrell for Australia
Margarida Alberty for Portugal
And someone in Kent, England (I'm sorry I didn't get a name)
|This is my Crazy Quilt Card|
Each person would send six cards to their closest coordinator by August and the coordinators sent everything to Colleen in Connecticut to be swapped. Then after the Art-is You Retreats in September, at Petaluma, CA and in October at Stamford, CT, the cards would be sent to the coordinators to be mailed back.
|I made this lace on my embroidery machine and used my hand made paper.|
Last Monday, I received a box with all the cards to mail back to my people. I was so excited. I had 15 people including me that participated and I admit, I looked at all of the cards that we got back before I mailed them out on Tuesday.
There was not a bad card in the bunch. I mean they were all so unique and wonderful. I decided to scan a few of my favorites and share with everyone.
|Child's card from Australia|
This card said "Eddie 2 1/2"
on the back. Wow!
I should tell you that I am partial to the fiber art cards because I come from a background of fiber arts. I even made one that was a crazy quilt. LOL
The Art Retreats are already being planned for next year and the city of Nashville, Tennessee is being added to the US Retreats.
Kirk and I visited Nashville in 2010 and it was a blast. There is so much to do and see.
Best wishes for an artful holiday season,