This past weekend I was a my guild retreat at the West River Center, south of Annapolis, MD. We've been doing this for nearly 15 years, I think. The facilities are spartan and the food is lousy, but it's lots of fun. We have a large room in which to work and each person had an entire table to herself. There is also a 'living room' with sofas and a fireplace (which we've never used) where you can go and sit if you need a break. Or you could go outside and enjoy the scenery around the West River. The area has become more built up in the years that we've been coming, and it's also becoming more exclusive (=$$$) since it's right on the water. Teardowns are very popular. That's when a little house or cottage is sold, torn down, and replaced by a 3 story mansion. In order to be able to build, the new house has to have the same footprint as the original because this area was originally a wetland, and alot of it still is. The lots are tiny and everybody is on well water and it just doesn't seem to be an ideal place to live except that you're on the water and close to Washington, DC and Annapolis.
The good news is that my piece Spring Green has been accepted into the SAQA exhibit Transformations '08 which will premiere at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, August 2008. After this show it will tour for up to a year.
Spring Green 54"L x 50"W
©2007 Catherine Kleeman