My Heritage Competition Winners

Winners of the 2016 “My Heritage” Competition and Show

Best of Show
Elena Zabolotnii, Sampler Pillow & Hippy Pillow


Class 1A –       2nd – Yvonne Wallace
Class 1A –       3rd – Carolyn Hunter
Class 1A –       1st – Vicki Robson (Best of Category)

Mixed Media

Class 2A –       3rd – Heather Grower
Class 2A –       2nd – Diane Duncan
Class 2A –       1st – Heather Grower (Best of Category)

Soft Sculpture

Class 3A –       1st – When Housework Controlled the Weather – Lena Breijer (Best of Category)
Class 3A –       3rd – Carol Nyquist
Class 3A –       2nd – Stephanie London


Class 4A –       1st – Elizabeth Holinaty (Best of Category
Class 4B –       1st – Bertha Pisarshiuk
Class 5A –       2nd – Viladimira F. Wackenre
Class 5A –       1st – Karen King


Class 6A – 3rd – Brenda Raynard
Class 6A – 1st – Catherine Challenger
Class 6A – 2nd – Susara J. Smuts
Class 7A – 1st – Elena Zabolotnii (Best of Category)
Class 7A – 2nd – Catherine Challenger
Class 7A – 3rd – Monika Kinner-Whalen
Class 7B – 1st – Stephanie Brand

Traditional Rug Hooking

Class 8A –       1st – Trish Johnson (Toronto)
Class 8A –       2nd – Janet McLean
Class 8B –        2nd – Louise Jenkins
Class 9A –       2nd – Toby Cote (SK)
Class 9A –       3rd – Toby Cote (SK)
Class 9A –       1st – Cec Caswell (Best of Category)
Class 9B –        2nd – Karen Osatchuk
Class 9B –        1st – Suzanne Royale

Quilting Winners.

Class 10A –    1st – Sharon Rubuliak
Class 10A –     1st – Sharon Rubuliak   tie  (and Best of Category)
Class 10A –     2nd – Annette Maxfield
Class 10A –     3rd – Sandra Hamilton
Class 10B –      1st – Vicki Robson
Class 11A –     1st – Sharon Rubuliak
Class 11A –     2nd – Leah Gravells
Class 11B –      2nd – Margaret Landon

Hand Knitting

Class 12A –     1st – Arlene Tomnuk (Best of Category)
Class 12A –     3rd – Madeline J. Fontaine
Class 12B –      3rd – Jeannie A. Parker
Class 12B –      1st – Shirley Evans
Class 13A –     1st – Armande Jones

Textile Design

Class 14A –     1st – Karen King  (Best of Category)
Class 14A –     3rd – Donna Clement
Class 14 A –    2nd – Deborah Livingston-Lowe/Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltneiks


Class 15A –     2nd – Sheila Jones
Class 15A –     1st – Annette Maxwell
Class 16A –     2nd – Leni Balaban
Class 16A –     1st – Donna Cement (Best of Category)
Class 16A-      3rd – Deborah Livingston – Lowe/Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltneiks

Best of Show

Elena Zabolotnii – Sampler Pillow & Hippy Pillow

My Heritage – Call for Entry

As a prelude to Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday, let us think of the diverse heritage that has brought our nation to this point in time.

Our heritage makes us who we are – the traditions and values of past
generations blended with the influences of life today. Contributing factors
can be as general as place, person or possessions and can be expanded to
include physical artifacts, stories, celebrations, food, clothing and music – all part of what has been handed down for generations. All of these can be symbols of our culture while at the same time being specific to our family and our memories.

Our heritage is also influenced by the intangible attributes of a society which underpin its culture – the values that shaped its people. Nature plays a part in who we are: flora, fauna, landscape, natural resources and environment. Our heritage is further expanded as we travel and interact with friends and neighbours and become part of the celebrations of their cultures.

We are the recipients of a great multicultural inheritance of memories and objects — often in the form of fibre art. The aspect of your heritage that
you chose to depict may be any one of these things or many of them brought together. This could be a great time for you to reminisce, recall and feel the emotions evoked by these memories.

Hopefully, you will be inspired to create a heritage piece for future generations.