on my daughter's laptop, so no photos but some news. Came up last evening for the opening of the first exhibit in the 2012 Biennial Show put together by the Focus on Fibre Arts Association. Found that my piece, "Nobody Here But Us" took a 3rd-place ribbon in the 'Quilt: Small Original" category. The show is smaller than the one in 2010, but hey -- a ribbon's a ribbon! ;-)
And...found out two fibre artist acquaintances had pieces in the same show, in different categories! Margie Davidson had a piece in "Quilt: Medium Original" and Kathy Logan de Chavez, on in "Multi-media: Original". Both gals were there so we were able to congratulate each other and chat over the refreshments.
Added to the fun: I won 2 of the door prizes! One was a sack of fabric goodness -- stay tuned for photos, as some pieces are really funky! -- from Marshall's here in Edmonton, and the other was a pack of 15 balls of Paton's yarn in a DK, a glorious blue with coloured flecks, privately donated...from one knitter's stash to the enjoyment of winning attendees of the opening. I sense a 'go-to' cardigan comin' on -- perhaps the "Sit-com Chic", a long-time favourite of mine from Bonne Marie Burns. Because I won it, it doesn't count as stash, right? ;-)
On the way home later today, because it's Friday, and because I got the last 3 pieced red-and-white blocks of the Centennial Quilt quilted yesterday before I drove up here, I've decided to have an Artist's Date in Camrose, visiting a bookshop (I hear there's a new one!), a yarn store (Liv with Yarn) and Quilting from the Heart. Ta-ta for now...