Saturday, July 15, 2006
Paducah and the Bryer Patch Gallery too.
10 of us took a trip to Paducah on Wednesday. All aboard had never been there before and the visit to the MASQ (quilt museum) to see this years show winners plus some of the older winners was inspiring. We also toured the 4 square block area that is the heart of the artist relocation project in Padcah. That riding tour was capped off by a stop at Caryl Bryer Fallets studio and residence. While we didn't get the full dollar tour that included her upstairs living area and personal studio space, it was more than the standard nickle one. We saw her large kitchen, her wet studio still in construction and stood in what will be the personal entrance foyer to her home/studio/gallery. Caryl was very gracious and spend unhurried time with the group,answering question, signing postcards and images of her quilts in books, even demonstrated her quilting skills on a new machine she is testing.
She stood through a 6 different cameras taking picture session, smiling all the while. For all who care as I do she is looking well and rested and reports she LOVES her new community. No trip to Paducah is complete without stepping into Hancocks and leaving a few buck in their cash drawers. Hobby Lobby got a few bucks too.