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Rain, rain and grayness all around …

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:

View of the hall
View of the hall
Another view of the quilts hanging up above
Another view of the quilts hanging up above
The Mona Lisa is by my good friend and fellow "The Edge" Margaret Jessop
The Mona Lisa is by my good friend and fellow “The Edge” Margaret Jessop

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.




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