I arrived at the convention center with Nikki, the Twelve from Washington state. We got our credentials and made our way into the enormous exhibit hall. After several wrong turns, this was our first view of our exhibit space. Our spacious home was a large square, open at two ends, with our quilts hung in groups of each challenge theme. The first twelve, our "theme" series were on the inside, the "colorplay" groups were on the outside. Also inside were two long tables with chairs, where we displayed our book, which was for sale, free postcards, provided by Lark, our publisher, and packaged sets of postcards of selected quilts from the colorplay series that we were also selling.
The exhibit was sponsored by Del Thomas, the owner of the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection. We have been so touched by Del's generosity and enthusiasm for the project we hoped she would be there, but alas, she was not able to come. Her ears must have been burning, though, because her name came up over and over. She is so well-known and loved within the art quilting community, we heard over and over "how wonderful of Del to make this possible!"
I thought it all looked beautiful. We felt like rock stars!