The organizers contacted me two days before the awards ceremony to let me know that I was to receive an award but did not say for what. When I submitted my quilt back in November (?) I did not request that my quilt be put in a specific category, but left it up to them. So i had no idea what category I had won for!
I am so pleased that it was put in the handwork category. It was such an enormous pleasure to quilt this quilt. I really took my time with it, spending lots of peaceful evening hours working on it.
This quilt is very personal to me and I am more attached to it than any other quilt i have made. I faced many struggles in the making of it, and they were all worthwhile. (You can read about my process here). I am really looking forward to getting it back!
In other news, Josee Carrier and I were featured in an article in the local newspaper thi spast weekend. The La Presse article talks about the fresh new approaches that today's quilters are using to create quilts that are not at all like what our grandmothers made!
Tamara Serrao, Montreal MQG member and designer for Michael Miller Fabrics also spoke in the article about the ever evolving fabric industry.
It is great to see that modern quilting is getting some exposure here in Quebec! It's been a little slow to catch on, but I think we are making great strides.