Ann Litrell, a local painter in Woodstock, Georgia, invited me to speak at her gallery event to raise funds for charity. Here are the details from Ann:
Gallery Show and Fundraiser – The Colors of HOPE: Author and quilter Maria Peagler, with local quilter Mary Litrel, will show selected quilts from their collections at the gallery on July 2-4. Ms. Peagler will give a talk on Friday evening at the gallery for the Woodstock Friday Night Live event. “Color Artistry in Quilt Creation,” 7 pm.
A quilt by Mary Litrel, entitled ” Esperanza,” will be donated for a raffle, with funds being raised for the HOPE Center in Woodstock. The final raffle drawing and winner will be announced immediately following the Freedom Run in downtown Woodstock on July 4. Raffle tickets will be sold at Ann Litrel Art, and at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists in Canton, www.cherokeewomenshealth.com.
If you’ve never visited downtown Woodstock, you owe it to yourself to check it out: it is absolutely charming. Quaint. All those adjectives for a downtown area you can stroll through and never want to leave. It’ll be a great way to spend a hot summer day and evening.
Ann is an excellent artist, and has a collection of her paintings at her website. Don’t miss the Woodstock Depot series, where she paints the local train depot in the styles of great masters Monet, Van Gogh, and others. That takes talent. Then check out my own Learning from the Masters series on the great quilters of today and what we can learn from them.
Event: Color Mastery Gallery Lecture
Date: July 3, 2009
Location: Ann Litrel Art, Woodstock
Gather your quilting girlfriends and make it a girls’ nite out to benefit a great organization.