What a wonderful opening for QN19. Mike and I drove through rural Indiana and Ohio, (everything wet, nothing planted yet), to reach Athens, OH and the QN opening weekend festivities. My quilt, Agitation, received a juror’s award. Looking around, the quality and quantity of amazing artworks was exciting and humbling. I always feel a little wrong-footed at art openings, but managed to navigate the crowd and meet several wonderful artists, some whose work I am very familiar with, others whose work was new to me and to QN. The catalog is lovely and shows a wide diversity of techniques, concepts and ways of seeing. I am honored to be in this company. Many thanks to the jurors and the Dairy Barn staff for the huge effort that goes into this biennial exhibit.