|Lunette Quilt (Karen's)|
|Lunette Quilt (Carl's)|
We managed to get a fairly decent photo of the Laburnum on Sunday night. What really helped was when Joel came home and took over the photography session. He knows his camera inside and out better than we do. With the two guys working together, things went much better.
By 2AM Sunday night we had the CD burned, labelled and packaged along with our quilt panel submission for next year. On Monday morning I was in the parking lot of the post office waiting for them to open up so the package could be sent as soon as possible to Gig Harbor, Washington. It's on the way, now all we do is wait. Voting starts in March (I think) and then if your photo is selected, you are notified by mail.
I can only imagine how much work is must be to receive hundreds and hundreds of these photo submissions from all over the world and get them organized and ready for voting. And after the voting, all the notifications to write and who knows what all goes into actually producing a calendar. I'm sure I'd be stunned if I knew all the details involved in that massive undertaking. I bet putting the quilts together with all of the submission panels is another gigantic job, but every year, we're amazed at how beautiful the finished product is. I'd love to see them in person some day.
I am including a link to the Association of Stained Glass Lamp Artists website where you can view the calendars, the quilt panels, and the history of this wonderful organization. And you can also purchase a calendar from them or join the membership.
Our good friend Larry from Conrad Art Glass and Gardens introduced us to the association, and we're so glad he did. If you are not familiar with Larry's blog, please do go and treat yourself to his fine photography, beautiful stained glass works and last but not least, the exquisite garden he tends with his lovely wife, Sarah.
Even if our lamp photos aren't included in the next calendar, our quilt panel will be since ASGLA puts every one they receive into the finished quilt. I copied the following quilt panel photos from their site since these are the ones we contributed squares to, but if you want to see the complete collection, click on this link which will take you to the Quilt Page:
Association of Stained Glass Lamp Artists