Award of Merit for Traditional Handwork

This is late in announcing but finally found some time to post. “By Hand With Love” was among the award winners for the Grand National Quilt Show in Kitchener, ON. Thank you very much to Creative Sisters Quilt Studio for their gift box full of books and thread and wonderfulness. And thank you to the organizers of the Grand National. We in Canada do not have many large shows we can participate in. I know the amount of work that goes into putting on a show so kudos to the organizing committee and all the volunteers!!

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Award of Merit Grand National Quilt Show

On Mother’s Day I received a phone call from Kathleen Bissett happily announcing that I had won an Award of Merit for my entry “By Hand, With Love”. Lovely way to start the day! Here is a link to the website to view my entry and artist statement. http://www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca/CONNECTIONS%20WINNERS.html?id=337&type=0&calendar=3 Unfortunately the photo I sent in was not very good. My old camera was not cooperating. My friend Karen Henry http://www.karenhenry.ca/ visited the show while on a teaching tour and took a way better photo. Will post in a bit – there is a raging rain storm outside and internet connection has gone all wonky.

Here is a closeup:

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My Entry for the Grand National 2015

Very happy to announce my entry to the Grand National Quilt Show 2015 was juried into the show running at the Joseph Schneider Haus Historic Site in Kitchener, ON. The opening is May 10th, 2015 and the show will run until Sept 27, 2015 with the artwork of 62 Canadian textile artists. http://www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca/

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The World of Threads Festival in Oakville ON

Happy coincidences and how one thing bounces into another. Not planned. But so important in the scheme of things. Two fabulous workshops and now heading to Ontario this week for 2014 The World of Threads Festival. Five days of gallery hopping. Happy dance!!first snow Nov 14 2014

It snowed for the first time two days ago. Yes, the dreaded white stuff, pretty and horrible at the same time. Alas, I am heading into the winter with my head spinning, inspiration overload, brand new sewing machine, studio stuffed full of supplies. An online stitch course – I have been accepted into the StitchBusiness Masterclass in the UK with stitch divas Julia Triston and Tracy Franklin. “What winter?”, I say.