I've had a grand time here in Denver at the SAQA 'Visioning' Conference! My head is a-buzz with ideas and information; I 've collected stunning cards -- artworks in their own right -- and met wonderful people, including many with whom I've corresponded over cyber-space. I am feeling an urge to dig deeper for source material, to take my work to another level.
Last night we went to 3 studio venues -- the Ice Cube Gallery here in Denver, and two in Golden: first, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and then the incredible SAQA "Sightlines" show at the offices of Quilters' Newsletter. Regina Benson, our driver and a Golden resident, had a piece in that show. On the way to Golden from Denver, she drove us through the scenic landscape -- layers of red rock jutting at odd angles, just as the glaciers had left them centuries ago -- and past Castle Rock, the site that's featured on every can of beer produced at the Coors brewery, located in Golden.
Tonight is our final banquet, and at 3:30 a.m. I leave for the airport -- Denver to Salt Lake City and then home. Once I come down out of the clouds, I'll post photos and tell more; I promise!