Because most of those attending were the artists and their friends/family, there was a lot of peering closely, analyzing techniques, and fighting the temptation to grab those pieces and look at the back side. The exhibition and the museum setting are visually stunning, as is the beautiful catalogue--a gift to each artist. In addition to the juried show, quilts by invited artists were interspersed throughout the exhibition--so I got to be shown in the same gallery with famous people like Velda Newman, whose gorgeous, monumental (62" x 180") "Wings" (1994) took up an entire end wall and commanded attention. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't take photos--I have the complete catalogue, and I was pretty busy talking with the many people who were interested in my use of a crocheted dresser scarf in "A Good Day at Saint-Remy."
If you can get to LaGrange, a visit is well worth your while. After the exhibit closes, many of the works (including mine) will tour as "Butterfly Whirl," traveling first to the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX on the border with Mexico. It will be there from August 30, 2014 to January, 2015. Don't know where it goes after that, but I'll keep you posted.