Well, it’s Calgary Stampede week here … so of course it is raining, although this is just a bit too much. Almost 12 days of rain and strange weather, steel gray skies, hail, rain and more rain. We can’t even say that it’s good for the grass anymore!
A photo of the sky over Calgary this morning around 11:30 a.m. It got even darker and more ominous. It’s cleared up a bit, but we are still under weather warnings and storm watches for the area.
Despite the grayness of the weather, I received some great news: 2 of my quilts were selected for inclusion in the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. “Just Before the Lights Come on” was selected in the special exhibit Tactile Architecture 2016: International Quilts, and “The Shape of Things Unseen” was juried into the 2016 IQA Judged Show “Quilts: A World of Beauty”. It’s very exciting news for me, as I have not entered the show in Houston in years (I have to say that I usually miss the deadline!).
I went to the Rodeo at the Calgary Stampede on Wednesday, and afterwards went to look at the artwork and the quilts which is my favorite part of the Stampede. I share a few photos with you:
It’s been a bit quiet on the creative front … I have a deadline coming up next week and I am struggling a bit with the written part of the article. The rest is done and I am quite happy with it. I need to wrap my head around this one, though.
To all of you in Calgary and surrounding areas … stay dry. Until next time. Thanks for reading. I always appreciate comments so I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, keep quilting.