Friday, April 9, 2010

It's a done deal. My quilt, "Black Hole" was purchased by the New Mexico Art in Public Places Program. Here's the photo essay (not quite in order) of the installation and the charming village of Magdalena. Pictured with "Black Hole" quilt are (left to right): Greg Tindel, framer, Gail Garber, artist, Magdalena Senior Citizens Center Site Manager Rosemary Wilburn, Socorro County Senior Citizens Director, Lewis Auerbach, County Commissioner R.J. Griego, and Socorro County Sheriff Phillip Montoya.
Greg was amazingly helpful. Not only did he make the frame, he installed the quilt, securely bolted to the wall, driving the two hours south to Magdalena to do so.
Measure thrice and drill once.
Donna, my partner in quilting. Turns out that her in-laws call Magdalena home. We got to learn about Grandma Kelly's brainchild, the thrift shop that provides food for over 300 families. More on this in a future post.
Just a bit of the local c0lor in the Wild West.
Check out the steer. He has an old license plate on his face. And, if you look between his legs there will be no doubt as to the gender.
Downtown Magdalena.
Eggs for sale - and more
I left some of my earnings right there in Magdalena when I found these exquisite baskets by Holly Modine. Turns out her husband was working at the shop that day. Next time you find yourself in the Land of Enchantment, check out this little known and seldom seen jewel of New Mexico -- Magdalena. You will be glad you did.