I have been missing real live quilt shows terribly. Virtual shows are ok, but I think a great majority of the fun of a show is sharing it with others. That’s why I was so excited when I received a “call for entries” from Mary Beth at the Walls of Wittenberg in central Wisconsin. The email stated that they felt they could follow all the pandemic guidelines – and still host a show. WooHoo! I shared this info with the ThreadBenders and we were able to enter our Colored by Emotions challenge quilts in Wittenberg. They were completed in early 2020 and never had the chance to be seen “in the cloth”. A few of us also entered our Octabulous quilts from last year’s challenge.
Mike and I drove up to Wittenberg this past week to drop the quilts off. I’ve had quilts in the WOW Space before and absolutely love this charming small town in central Wisconsin. In order to show off it’s beauty and bring in visitors, Wittenberg has been covered with beautiful murals. If you zoom in on the sign below you’ll get the idea 😊:
The W.O.W gallery has this mural on the back of it’s building:
I posted a few of the other murals back in 2012, but I can’t resist sharing a few more, like the veterinary clinic:
the hardware store:
the post office (which I learned was painted by Mary Beth’s daughter!):
a Main Street Law Office:
and a garage on the main drag:
There were plenty more and each one was an amazing work of art. They added brightness to a very gray day… and that was all before even entering the W.O.W. Gallery!
The show will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through February 8th, from 11 – 3.
And here’s a sneak peek of some of the quilts in the show:
And they can all be seen “up close and personal”! What a wonderful destination – and a great reason to go for a ride!