Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top

The Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top presents "It's Not A Quilt Or Is It?" show that runs from February 6-28, 2009. This is a fantastic display of 100 quilts made by 18 artists from Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The Opening Night Reception was
held on Friday and it was a site to behold. What an absolutely phenomenal turnout! The place was brimming with excitement and the
show was met with much enthusiasm as four pieces had already sold before the show had even had a chance to begin. Here I am with my good friend, Kharon Clark whose piece we happen to be standing in front of. And speaking of artists, I finally got a chance to meet The Beyond The Border Gals from Houston. What a treat! So much talent all under one roof. If you have a chance, please stop by and visit the show. Gerald and Debbie Tobola at The Copper Shade Tree Gallery have done an amazing job at bringing fiber art to the forefront. And if you can't make it in person, you can always visit and shop online at .
Exhibiting artists include Naomi Adams, Kharon Clark, Nancy Dickey, Connie Fahrion, Pam Farley, Barb Forrister, Dena Hardin, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Susan King, Pam Lowe, Vivian Mahlab, Jen Mc Gahan, Linda Teddlie Minton, Barbara Sandberg, Diane Sandlin, Annie Smith, Jo Sweet and Martha Tsihlas. This is one you will not want to miss. There is something for everyone. The 5th Annual International Guitar Festival will also be held in Round Top on February 14th and The 2008 Journal Quilts will be on display at the Great Expectations Creativity Center in La Grange, TX (only 10 miles away) where visiting artists in residency include Virginia Spiegel and Carol Moore. There are also 15 geometric and botanical quilts from the Texas Memorial Museum collection at the Winedale Historical Complex, just outside Round Top, Texas (about 4 miles away), And so it's a Texas Shindig as Karey so well describes it. Come see what the buzz is all about.