I haven't said it recently, but YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! Even with a re-scheduled reception, and a record cold day, you all came out to see my work hang. I really do appreciate you taking the time out of your day to be there.
Thanks to the quilting community for always being supportive and encouraging. Quilt Ladies (and Quilt Guys) are my favorite people.
Thanks to my friends and neighbors who aren't artists and don't exactly "get it", but they always show up!
Thanks to former co-workers for coming and keeping tabs on me.
Thanks to those of you who follow my work for coming up and introducing yourself.
Thanks to Henion Bakery for being there to bake cookies when I don't want to.
Thanks to those of you who brought your children so my kid had someone to play with.
Thanks to The Dress-Ups for rescheduling their band photos so that my husband could attend the reception. And for surprising me by showing up.
Thanks to my family who help hang quilts, keep tabs on cookie trays, order pizza, and always give me constructive criticism.
Thanks to those people who couldn't attend the reception, but who sent me kind words.
Thanks to the Burnett Gallery for allowing me to see my work hung together in a beautiful space.
(Repeating Patterns is up through January 30 at the Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library in Amherst, MA.)