My name is Marilynne Edwards and I live in Victoria British Columbia, Canada. I am a retired child protection social worker. I have been a sewer all my life and have for the past 6 years have been creating fabric art. I have not had anything published as I have felt insecure about my work. I entered a fine art show last year for the first time and was totally scorned and trivialized . Apparently "fabric art" is not "fine art"!!. I am thrilled to be part of this community where I can comfortably share my work and communicate with other artists. Thank you sooooo much Polkey Bolton and everyone else from Quilting Arts.