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Monday, 4 June 2018

Good Luck Comes in Threes

WOOO I have so much to share!

First - Thank you Quilt Canada 2018 and thank you Cindy's Threadworks for such an amazing weekend (even though I spent it in Saskatoon and not in Vancouver).  The National Juried Show took place at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre this weekend.  Cindy's Threadworks sponsored a Quilted Postcard Challenge at the event.  Over 1500 fabric postcards were on display for a silent auction with procedes going to the BC Children's Hospital.  Most were sold off, and most went for a good chunk of change!  WELL DONE.  What a fantastic idea, and over-the-moon successful.

this is what fifteen hundred postcards looks like !

Out of the 1500+ pieces of fibre art, my Prairie Postcard received a 2nd Place award!  I am really and truly beyond grateful.

I hope the new owner loves it ; ).  Thank you for the bidding!

Having my prairie postcard honoured like this is a really big deal to me personally. The Prairie is so important to me. It is the reason I do art.  These fabric postcards were the creative catalyst that took me from quilting bed quilts to thread painting art nine years ago. I've created nearly 500 Prairie Postcards since then, selling them mostly through the Saskatchewan Craft Council. I trade them, I teach them, they've been my therapy for nearly a decade. This feels like a giant pat on the back.  :)

The other thing I want to share is that my 'Fields of Gold' was awarded First Place for Original Design in Needlework, as well as a Best Of Category placement at the Focus on Fibre Art Association's biennial juried national show! How sweet.


This exhibiton runs until July 3, 2018 in Edmonton at 10230 Jasper Ave NW.

But wait, there's more.  I also entered an art quilt into the same show.  It won a second place ribbon!  Both pieces are entered into the show theme of "Climate Change".  Once they announced that climate change could be environmental, social, or political, a spark occured.  Here is the link to my #metoo entry.  You'll see 5 images to swipe through, as well as my description about the piece.  It's political art and not a landscape. 

OK then.. off to make supper.  Have a good day everyone!


5 comments:

Lesley Bonang said...

Congratulations Monika! Your lovely work is so inspiring. I love your Time's Up! piece. I wish you continued success - you deserve it. Lesley

HollyM said...

Congratulations on all 3 wins! The prairie post card is beautiful and what a great idea for a fund raiser! Your larger praire embroidery is exquisite. No wonder you received ribbons.
And wow, the climate change piece is amazing.

Anonymous said...

�� thank you so much :)
Monika

Monika said...

Thanks Holly ! They nearly raised ten grand with the postcards. Impressive!

Lin said...

Congratulations Monika and very well deserved. xx

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