Saturday, October 25, 2008

Michael5000 Gets Press

I grew up in a very small town, and I like to enter quilts in the fall shows there and in a few of the neighboring communities. My mom still lives there, so it's kind of fun to have our stuff showing together.

I put Labyrinth in the hometown guild show this year, and ended up with a mention in the local newspaper -- a first, as far as I can remember, for anything to do with quilting. The article gamely tried to be enthusiastic and descriptive, but was written (I suspect) by a non-quilter for a general audience, and so has lots of charmingly meaningless sentences like "Vibrant reds, greens, oranges and blues competed for attention alongside more subuded pinks and pastel tones" and "One visitor... was overheard saying that the exhibition was like being in an art gallery."

My entry was, I'm proud to say, selected for a list of quilts that were singled out for special mention. Most of the quilts on this short list got a one-word description, such as "bedazzling." Labyrinth was described as "mind-wandering." I've never heard "mind-wandering" used as an adjective before, but what the heck. It's praise! I think! I'll take it!

6 comments:

Libby said...

Pretty impressive! Congrats...keep making those mind wandering quilts...

Rebel said...

Congratulations! I think 'mind wandering' is an oddly appropriate compliment for Labyrinth actually. It made the viewer's mind wander all around the maze - that's the intent right?

Jennifer said...

Très cool! Much better to have somebody say that about Labyrinth than about your blogs! :-)

(I'm just surprised they didn't go for the easy play with "a-maze-ing." And I think Labyrinth is equally qualified for "bedazzling"--and I say that without having seen the other quilt that did get called that--but you already know I'm a fan.)

Debra said...

Congrats! any mention these days is fabulous!

Exuberant Color said...

Special mention is good!

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulatios! I'll have to remember to use "mind-wandering" some time.