Melrose History Quilt Comes Home to Beebe Estate!

You are invited to attend The Melrose History Quilt Exhibition and community events – dates listed below:

Artist Reception
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
December 1, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Melrose History QuiltHomecoming
December 7, 2018: 7 pm to 9 pm • First Friday Reception
December 8, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Stitched Connections
December 8, 2018: 1pm • Quilt Repair Tales
December 15, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Stitched Connections
December 22, 2018: 11 am to 3 pm • Stitched Connections
Along with two others, my Family History quilts will be on display. They are not for sale but you are able to commission your own family history quilt, a 12″ square gallery wrapped textile collage using your own family photos by emailing me at jujujan@verizon.net and placing “Family History Quilt” in the subject line of the email.

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Stitched Connections is the name of our monthly critique group, comprised of some very talented textile artists who have bonded in art and friendship, growing together this year as a group that also exhibits together.

Please consider joining us at this unique event!

I Am Thankful

“A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. “Anais Nin

Sun Dappled Maples

I learned this morning that this piece of textile art, donated to the SAQA Benefit Auction, sold at the Quilt Festival Houston! I am thankful it has found a home to love it.

I am thankful for all of my readers who provide me with motivation to keep writing and sharing. I am grateful for all of the inspiration I receive from all of you!

“OUR REAL JOURNEY IN LIFE IS INTERIOR: IT IS A MATTER OF GROWTH, DEEPENING, AND OF AN EVER GREATER SURRENDER TO THE CREATIVE ACTION OF LOVE AND GRACE IN OUR HEARTS.”                             Thomas Merton

I am thankful for every day that I wake up in this world that we share, especially because you’re in it with me – every single one of you!

Gala Anniversary Of The Gallery in Malden!

Gala Anniversary Of The Gallery in Malden!

Greetings My Friends! Lots of pictures today. Took me awhile to process them all while I took a lot of naps and slept alot to catch up! It was a well attended event with friends of The Gallery gathered together to celebrate a full year of operating as a full time gallery, gift shop and cultural center for musicians, writers, poets and so on. Hope you enjoy the pics!

As Display Coordinator, I’ve tried to lead you through the shop and have organized the displays into bodies of work by the artists. So, I’m presenting this as a virtual walk through The Gallery that I hope inspires you to make a real visit. Nothing replaces seeing the art in person!

There are many more exciting items than you can see here. Mostly because I took a lot of bad photos and many talented artists who have nary a mention but deserve to be seen and experienced! So do remember to stop in if you are nearby. We’re open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM until December 24th!

I was also not well placed, being so short myself, to get a photo of our Mayor, Gary Christianson but he and his team was there as always to support our cause – thanks Gary!  And last but NOT least…..

A few years ago, Leona contacted me because she thought I, being connected to many fiber artists, might be able to help her find a woman artist whose art she had inherited. Having absolutely no space at home to hang any work, Leona wanted to locate the artist to see if she’d like it back. I searched and thought I found a relative but Leona could not reach her. A couple of weeks ago, after seeing the invitation I sent her to attend our Gala Anniversary Event, she recognized the name we had been searching for as one of our artists. I could hardly believe it – I had forgotten the name, but sure enough Selina Navroski was indeed the artist who made the piece of textile art that she had inherited from her friend, “Papa Penny!” who had commissioned the work soon after Selina arrived in the Beverly area in 1995. Selina was shocked to hear the story I told her and I was able to reunite her to the great piece of her art history and with the woman who gave her back such a gift! Some things simply cannot be made up! Such a small world for those with big hearts! Good show, Leona!

Good show to all that were involved for months putting together this gala event and all the seemingly insurmountable attendant work that we needed to do to set The Gallery up for success. We are still in negotiations and with fingers crossed await the final word!