I'm Camille, the daughter, and I have commandeered this blog for a moment.
I'm proud to say that I am the daughter of an award winning artist! This past weekend was the Dallas Quilt Guild's quilt show and my mother walked away with 2 ribbons.
Perhaps I'm biased, but this is long overdue. For almost 27 years, I've watched my mother pour blood, sweat, and tears into her work, whether it be a quilt for a friend or a fabric post card to send to a friend overseas. And everything in between. I've also seen her bow out of competitions at the last minute because she was afraid to enter pieces for fear of failure. I think this is why this victory, in my eyes, is so sweet. I'm proud of her confidence in her work and I hope this trend of courage continues. She is a true talent with a very unique eye and style.
I know a bunch of you out there have been fans of her work and I want to thank you for your encouragement. I'm familiar with most of your works and it means a lot that artists of your caliber enjoy my mother's art.
I love you and I'm so happy for you. I know you've sacrificed a lot for me and I'm so glad that we are at the point where you can live your life doing the things that make you truly happy. Your happiness means the world to me. Congrats on your recent success and I look forward to more awards and recognition in the future!