I love it when I get a request from a new Client and its something out of the norm. Something I haven't shot before or a new idea they've come up with. So, about a month and a half ago, I got a call from a sweet lady asking if I could photograph her quilt. ? It was last minute, tight turn around with a deadline of the very next day. She needed just a few picture files of her quilt in order to enter the 19th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition, through the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. The winners would be on display at the Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia in Beckley this fall through February. I was nervous! I had never photographed a quilt. lol I wasn't really sure that I knew what to do, but I told her I would look over the requirements and do my best. I am so glad that I did!!
I went to her house in Hurricane, we looked everything over, and did a small photo shoot. We needed a picture of the full front of the quilt, a detailed picture of the backing, and then just a detail shot on display. We had a great time! I learned that Mrs. Boggess's quilt won Grand Champion at the Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair this summer, and her and her husband are Jackson County transplants in Hurricane. My kind of people!! <3 They're from Goldtown and I grew up in Kenna! It was so good to meet you guys, and I truly enjoyed our time together.
I am happy to announce that Mrs. Boggess's quilt was the ONE AND ONLY quilt to make it to the Governor's choice Juried Exhibition 2016 show at the Tamarack. ;) So happy to have been a part of it! Congrats Jean!! --Erica H.