I belong to a Fantasy/medieval recreation group called Amtgard, which is popular all over the US and in a couple of other countries as well. I don't do much fighting, but I really enjoy the arts and crafts aspect of the group. The other members are super encouraging and inspire me to reach new levels of skill with my art. This embroidery piece was created as a part of a larger quilt that contains all the crests from the various lands of Westmarch (California).
if you are interested in Amtgard check it out here. It is a free, non-profit organization and everyone is welcome!