The Queenstown art centre (where I have my studio) holds an art award yearly. Artists who are members may enter paintings, sculptures, whatever art they fancy. The award exhibition featured ninety works including some paintings etc. that were truly impressive. This year I entered the first quilt I've ever mounted on canvas. The quilt was made of leather and heavily embellished with metallic bits. Much to my surprise and delight, the judge chose this as the overall winner. The prize was substantial enough to fund my studio rent for a year, which was fantastic. Another bonus was the honored of a mention in our local newspaper and the Style magazine!!! It's always a buzz to see your work in 'print', good for the art and good for the artist.
Letting you into the inner sanctum of a quilter's thoughts and activities.