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You Just Never Know

I heard about a juried art quilt show calling for representations of strong, inspirational women. Living on the Central Coast of California, near Hearst Castle, I immediately thought Julia Morgan, the first female licensed architect in California. She worked tirelessly alongside William Randolph Hearst to build the castle and its surrounding buildings. She also architected women’s clubs, a YWCA and many memorable buildings primarily in Northern California.
I visited the site and took photos. I researched her life. I studied aerial views of the property. I tied these all together and came up with my piece “Julia Morgan,” 24” x 30."

As it turns out, I did not get accepted into the juried show that inspired my piece. I did display it at our local annual festival called Seven Sisters Quilt Show. And then I entered it into a juried show at the Morro Bay Art Center called “Pushing Boundaries.” Julia Morgan certainly was pushing boundaries in many fashions. Not only was the piece accepted…