The "Gems of the Ocean" quilt show in Yachats featured about 103 art quilts, nicely displayed in the town hall. There were some internationally-known names as well as local quilters, some trying "art quilts" for the first time. I had two pieces there, and friend Hope Wilmarth did also. The five judges let everyone know that they had accepted as many pieces as possible, wanting to encourage people who had not shown their work before as well as introduce the work of famous quilters. Altogether very rewarding, a nice show, some outstanding pieces, and a chance to talk with attendees about "how do you get started?" and "What's your process, exactly?" I didn't hear a single person talking about her grandmother's quilts.
Now back at home, I'm dealing with some arthritic issues which I hope will resolve soon. My sister's oldest granddaughter and her husband requested a king-size quilt in blues and browns, which gave us an excuse to visit yard sales and thrift shops during and after the trip. I now have LOTS of blues and browns, and I've completed several assemblages in the Three Hidden Wells pattern which I'll try to put together soon. There's really no hurry, as they don't have a king-size bed yet. It is fun to play with this pattern, though, as I seldom know how it will turn out.