|Rossie Hutchinson's Double Plus Good|
Rossie was the July speaker at my Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Meeting. I was afraid I would miss her lecture/trunk show - it was the same weekend as my father's funeral. Sunday afternoon was clear, and I went to the guild meeting. As delighted as I was to meet and hear Rossie, I was emotionally fractured and couldn't make it through the whole meeting. So Camp Stitchalot was a nice Rossie Hutchinson bonus.
|This one word sums up Chawne's approach to quilting and needlework|
The other hero/camper is Chawne Kimber, a math professor from a small college in eastern Pennsylvania and fiber artist/quilter who blogs at Completely Cauchy. Chawne was on my radar in later 2011/early 2012 before QuiltCon. She's a political quilter - her quilts make statements. Sometimes she tackles broad topics about race and language and gender. And sometimes her work is highly personal. She works both large and small. Her art evokes reaction - that is the goal of art, isn't it? I wanted to meet her at QuiltCon, but she had a death in her family and didn't go. Except she did wind up making it to Austin for a bit. And when I learned that and that I had missed her, I was sad.
Throughout the weekend I slowly met more and more of the campers and could talk glowingly about so many of them. How rich it was to meet so many lovely women, especially Rossie and Chawne.