And she’s off….

MissDixieOff to Houston, that is! I am thrilled to bits that “Miss Dixie” (14×19) has been accepted in the miniature category.  I hope that I can attend this year. I went in 2013 when Princess Daphne was included and I had the very best time.

The backstory on Miss Dixie the quilt. I met Dixie last year when I was invited to teach and give a lecture to the Charleston Quilt Guild. I stayed with a guild member after my lecture and had the privilege of meeting Dixie. She was adopted a couple months earlier and loved her new home and family very much.  Dixie had so much personality I had to take a few pics of her. I fell in love with this pic of her and thought I’d try my hand at a doggie portrait! I had so much fun painting her but I must confess the nose and eyes were very difficult. I had to do lots of research but in the end I’m very happy with how it turned out. I think another doggie portrait will be in my future!

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