Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 At the start of America's Highway
 all the way to the Beaches of California 

Exciting early photos of exhibit:

Aug. 20, 2012 The Rocky Mountain Quilt Foundation gave Kelly and I a chance to  hang the exhibit for a first look and to use our experience to upgrade/enhance the hanging system.  Bottom line. the  exhihbit was a big hit at the show. Visitors loved the concept and the stories. There were repeated remarks about the quality of quilters pieces. Impressive.  The exhibit prompted almost every visitor  to recall and tell their own stories about traveling America's first long highway.  All artists can be proud for sure. We're working hard on upcoming exhibitions too.  Go to , click the Route 66 tab and scroll to the lower part of the page for access to a calendar section.  We're working closely with Road To Ca for a big splash exhibition in January.   More news as plans jell. Here are a few pics from last week in Colorado. 

This upcoming traveling exhibit is co curated by
Kelly Gallagher-Abbott ( and
Patt Blair (

 AUGUST 23rd, 2011 EXCITING NEWS/UPDATE: We have a good number of  intended quilt participants  signed up already but have decided to move the launch date of this exhibition into 2012 in order to make this not a BIG but instead  an ENORMOUSLY DISTINCTIVE EXHIBIT that will make a splash in the quilt world.  That said... we are upgrading dates to support our opening exhibition at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival  next summer.  We are working on other exhibitions and will also exhibit at  January's Road To California in 2013.
New dates:
Entry of finished quilt                          June 15 2012
Juried results                                      June 30 2012
Ship to Arrive by                                July 13, 2012
All those with earlier entries of  Intent To Participate have been notified of new dates. Juried Results  notice will include information on shipping as well as artist statement, etc

1)This juried exhibition will include quilts sized 24" x 30" portrait or landscape orientation and will travel to quilt and museum venues for up to 3 years. Entries will represent an aspect of the historic Route 66 highway representing a  real or created point along the route across the eight Route 66 highway states beginning with Illinois, traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally ending in California.
2)Travel will begin August 2012 beginning with exhibition at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
3)Entry and submitted photos of quilt/s will be due  June 15, 2012
4)Jurying will begin June 16, 2012
5)Notification/ Request to send quilts will be out June 30, 2012
6)Quilts to be shipped for arrival to curators  by  July 13, 2012
Rules/regulations,  on-line intent to participate, and on-line entry are linked through Jukebox Quilts ( 

Following are 3 important links:
RULES FOR ENTRY:    This link includes all you need to know about this traveling exhibit,  quilt size and specifications of your entry, travel agreement, etc.
Click here to view rules and regulations.

INTENT :   This link let's us know you are planning to enter and what area of Route 66 you are planning to represent.
 Click here to notify us of your intent to enter.

ENTRY :  This link is an online entry form for your finished Route 66 quilt.
Click here to enter your quilt. 
                       IMPORTANT : Once you have entered your quilt on line 
                       please email 2 photos as attachments 
                      (one full quilt view jpeg image, one detail view jpeg image )
                       Please include Route 66 photos - your name in the subject line. 
 If you are submitting more than one quilt entry, please submit one email per quilt. 

The following list of represented locations will be updated as we progress and have route 66 locations identified with intent to enter:
ILLINOIS:             Chicago, Illinois
                               (Sears Tower/Wrigley Field/ Chicago Art Institute)
                               McLean, Illinois
                               Luna Cafe, Mitchell,Illinois
                               Litchfield, Illinois
MISSOURI:             St Louis, Missouri Archway
                                Jerome, Missouri
                                Joplin, Missouri
                                "Someplace in Missouri"
                                 Carthage/Stanton, Missouri
KANSAS:                Galena, Kansas-Kanotex Service Station
                                 Bridge near Kingston
OKLAHOMA:         Rusty Truck on the highway
                                 Catoosa, Oklahoma
                                  Tulsa, Oklahoma
                                  State representation - Oklahoma
                                  Arcadia Round Barn
TEXAS:                    Amarillo, Texas Bow Tie Windmill
                                  Amarillo, Cadillac Ranch
                                  Devils Rope Museum, McLean, Texas
                                  Cadillac Ranch, Texas
                                  Shamrock, Texas
                                  Groom Texas, Leaning Tower
                                  Magnolia, Texas
NEW MEXICO:       Albuquerque, New Mexico
                                 Central Ave., Albuquerque
                                 Gallup, New Mexico ...Desert Landscape
                                  Santa Fe New Mexico, Chapel San Miguel
                                  Santa Fe, New Mexico
                                  Ramah, New Mexico, Inscription Rock
                                  Route 66 Diner, Albuquerque, New Mexico
                                  Pueblo Pottery
ARIZONA:              Painted Desert, Arizona
                                 Road Kill Cafe, Seligman, Arizona
                                 Oatman, Arizona
                                Cool Springs, Arizona
                                Flagstaff, Arizona
                                Flagstaff, Arizona  ( yep 2 entries)
                                Havasu Springs Kaibab Nt'l Forest
                                Petrified Forest, Holbrook. AZ
                                Petrified Forest
                                Hackberry, Arizona
                                Peach Springs Route 66 Cafe, Grand Canyon, AZ
                               Wigwam Motel, Arizona
CALIFORNIA:       California Orange Groves, La Verne, Calif.
                                Santa Monica, Calif.  ( The ending / the Pier)
                                Apple Valley, Calif
                                Victorville, Calif.
                                Rialto, Calif.
                                Pasadena, Calif.
                                Pasadena Bridge, Calif
                                Cucamonga (Now Rancho Cucamonga), Calif
                                Rancho Cucamonga, Calif
                                Los Angeles, Calif ( 3 entries)
                                Hollywood, Ca
                                Hollywood and Sunset, Hollywood Ca
                                Upland, Calif
                                Mojave National Reserve, Calif.
                                Roy's Amboy, Calif.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to see these photos - it really is an impressive display - and yes, quality of the quilts is great! Everyone should be proud.