The One That Didn’t – Niagra Falls


Someone on one of my list-serve emails groups called Quilt National the Holy Grail of the art quilt world. That’s pretty close to true, so it was super exciting to get the news on Monday that one of my quilts was juried into Quilt National 2013.

The exhibition is top-notch, displayed at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and segments of the show tour to all sorts of places for two years. They also do a really nice book. They also have very strict rules about no publication of work before the opening in May.

So it’s pretty tough for me – who is used to sharing and thriving on feedback – to keep the camera and the internet turned off while I’m working.

But now I can share the one that didn’t get in the show.

This is part of the series, my silly pun on old-fashioned postcards people use to mail from tourist and vacation spots saying “Wish You Were Here!” It’s called, “Niagra Falls – Wish You Were Hair.”

The other one, you’ll have to wait until next May to see it….



  • Reply June October 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Congrats, Pam. How many QNs does this make? Loved the one you could show and will be looking forward to seeing The Other next year.

    • Reply PaMdora October 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Hi June, I think it’s four. I didn’t get accepted last time around. Thanks, looking forward to showing the real quilt. It’s one of those ideas that I talked about making forever and finally did it. It’s good to have deadline!

  • Reply Kerry Faraone October 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Always fun to see the latest PamDora…she never disappoints!!!

    • Reply PaMdora October 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

      Hey Kerry, Thanks for the endorsement :)

  • Reply PaMdora October 13, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Thanks Brittany, glad you like it!

  • Reply Sandy October 13, 2012 at 7:04 am

    CONGRATS on your QN entry!!! Love the Niagara Falls piece- I grew up near there and had to go every time we had out-of-town visitors, never saw much of the romance part. I was always worrying about some kid going over the falls or a guy in a barrel or a Walenda on a tightrope… Anyway I can’t wait to see the Other One of your entries- they are always ‘punny’ and pithy. Love an unveiling! Sandy

    • Reply PaMdora October 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Hey Sandy, thanks! I was wondering about the romance part, but then it just got to be too much fun looking at wedding cakes not to do it. Russ did say to put a guy in barrel in the background but the idea makes me hurt. So then I wanted going to put a little silhouette of a tightrope walker in the background but ran out of time. Now that it hasn’t been accepted, I can add whatever I like. Oh yea, I forgot the bouquet she was tossing as she fell!

  • Reply Judy Ferguson October 13, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I really enjoyed seeing this series at the airport in Springfield. They are just so much fun and creative. This is an impressive addition. I hope to see it some day.

    • Reply PaMdora October 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Hi Judy, glad you’re close enough to see the airport show. That Grand Canyon one is new too, and I haven’t had time to post it on my website. The thing about this series, I don’t think I’m going to run out of cites very soon!

  • Reply Brittany October 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love this quilt! How clever.

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