this card arrived in the mail yesterday
I didn't recognize the name on the return address label, so I had a few minutes of "what? who?" as I walked from the mailbox to the house where I could properly open it up
(ok, I could have just ripped, but no, it's one of my "monk like" things -- no jagged ripped envelopes in my files!)
Inside the card a note apologizing for the delay in getting my prize money to me as the president of the Royal Gorge Quilt Council had been on vacation.
I didn't even know I had won this prize.
So I went back online to the State Fair premium book and looked up all of the extra prizes that were being offered by different organizations for catagories in the fair.
And there it was ---
In memory of Maggie Langil. Addie Allison, Rosella Neilsen and Beth Micklejohn the Royal Gorge Quilt Council offers $25.00 for the 1st Place winner in...Class 414 Quilt, applique, hand quilted.
I'm speachless -- this was the quilt that won the blue ribbon
--- the quilt that was moved from one catagory to another without them asking me (something that will never happen again -- I'm told -- because I made a fuss about it)
uh, no wonder I didn't know about the extra prize
Even stranger, this is the second time in two weeks that I have been rewarded for this part of my art work --- last week I signed and sent off the contract to do a trunk show about my art quilts
So, at least for the moment, I seem to be getting a sort of confirmation that this is a direction worth going in