Of course I was over the moon when Farewell to Ruffles was juried into the 2012 West West Coast Wonders exhibit. This quilt depicts what I imagined Ruffles (the oldest male in J-pods) last day of life might have been--swimming out to sea on a winter evening with his pod accompanying him. This exhibit premiered at the Long Beach International Quilt Show in July, and will close at the Houston international Show in November. One of my quilts going to Houston? The granddaddy of the quilt shows? Whew. It couldn't get any better than that.