I received a ‘Best of Show’ award at the Springfield Fair Quilt Show for ‘Poplar Grove’, which was also first place in the mixed media category. ‘Ice Age’ also received a first place ribbon in the wall quilt category and a prize for most innovative use of machine quilting. It was a small show but very rewarding to receive these awards none the less. The comments of the judge are very informative, especially when she gave an opinion on what she thought it would take to bring a quilt to the next level of excellence. I am thinking of adding a few bits of paint to ‘Poplar Grove’ before entering it again.
The experience also has me thinking of what will take me to the next level in my art work. I have been fretting over how much time and energy I will be devoting to grandchildren in the next few weeks, but perhaps this time can be used as a time for reflection; not that there is much time for reflection with the whole crew about.
I am looking at a few shows to enter in the next month or so; something else to ponder.
I did very well at Quilt Reflections 2016 with two first place ribbons and an Honorable Mention for ‘Moody Manitoba Morning”, which has moved on to the Canadian National juried show at Quilt Canada. ‘Moose Maple’ will also be there as part of a FAN travelling exhibit.
‘Controlled Chaos’, ‘Dyeing to be Modern’ and ‘First Leaves’; are at the Red River Ex Quilt Show. ‘Winter Deer’ has been sent off to join the FAN exhibit Ekphrastic which opens at the LaConnor show in the fall and travels from there.
Finally, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ has been accepted into the World Quilt Show in New Hampshire and will travel around the USA for a couple of years.
Ida, Genevie, Donna and I are preparing for our third Art, Music, Wine fundraiser for the Springfield Public Library. We have a photographer joining us this year and a few new ideas to make the evening special. September 30, 2016 is the date.