Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Exhibition...

Hello Everyone...
Every year we host the Calgary Stampede here in Calgary, Alberta. If you like your food fried and on a stick...this is the place to be for 10 days in July! The Western Art Show and Auction is one of the largest in North America...the art and photography is stunning. Another side of the Art Show is the Western Showcase. This is where all forms of needlework, fiber art, beading etc. compete for ribbons and prize money. I took a few pics of the quilts and rug hooking while I was there this past week...the quilts were up high and so not so easy to photograph...and the rest behind glass with a bit of reflection.
The first three pics are rug hooking...the sample pic below looks like it will be really nice when finished.

This gorgeous quilt above was the winner for the quilting section. Isn't it pretty?!

This quilt is the Baltimore Halloween Quilt won 2nd in the quilting section. I personally like the original sampler found here:

And finally, the Stampede just wouldn't be the Stampede without the hundreds of horses on the grounds every day. This beauty was such a nice horse...loved having his nose rubbed...he looks a little sad here...but he was a sweetie.

Hope you have a wonderful week...Don't forget to visit my blog shoppe  to see the newest arrivals for July. I am having a Giveaway announcement on Tuesday.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nancy,

Love the new header to your blog.
Also I enjoyed seeing the exquisite needlework and quilts and how lovely to go along and see all the work.
The photo of the horse is lovely.

Have a happy week and thanks for visiting me.

Nancy said...

Thank-you so much Carolyn. All of the pics in the header were taken by me...the bunny was happily munching in the grass a few feet from my deck.
I really enjoyed seeing all of the creativity this year at the Stampede.

Thank-you for visiting! Always love hearing from you.
Hugs, Nancy

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your pictures are all just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing pictures of the amazing needle work & quilts too!
What a beautiful event that Stampede was!

Christine LeFever said...

All simply fabulous. Beautiful pictures, even Mr. Ed there. Hahahahaha!


Christine (Zwee!!!)

Griselda said...

Lovely work, so much detail...where do you find the time?
I hope you continue to feel better and creativity heals all that has been hurting, think of Frida Kahlo, she is my muse when my back goes is the answer.
All my best

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