Sunday, May 24, 2020

QSDS: Memories Saved, New Ones Delayed

If not for the Coronovirus pandemic, scores of people would be arriving in Columbus, Ohio today to start their adventures in learning at the 31st annual Quilt & Surface Design Symposium. On Monday, students would begin working with dyes and paints, cutting and sewing fabric and learning new design skills. They would be shooting photos as teachers showed artwork or demonstrated techniques. I would be right there with them, as the historian, documenting the mastery of new skills and the excitement of compositional breakthroughs. We cannot welcome friends with hugs, stand shoulder to shoulder during demonstrations or sit and chat during lunch. But we WILL all do this again. It's a part of our very being.