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 Sampler...it won 2nd in the quilting section. I personally like the original sampler found here: http://www.p3designs.com
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.