Oh Dear....this is so overdue.....have been so busy and then had my granddaughter here for a visit so thanks for hanging in there with me. I wanted to share our last PTA meeting as they are always so much fun and also inspirational - so much talent!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
15 years ago today...hard to believe it's that long.....that our lives would be changed forever. My friend Barbara was coming over to dye fabric for her studio; she arrived at 9:00 am. unlike myself, she had the radio on..on her way over ...I answered the door and her face was white as a ghost. For those of us old enough to remember where we were the day Kennedy was shot, this is one of those days we will never forget .
Thursday, September 1, 2016
I have done a number of quilted marbled pieces over the years...this is a more recent one that was part of the NC Arboretum Exhibit in July. This piece was a sample for the marbling book I wrote eons ago...I never did anything with it although I really liked the sample. I decided to finish it for the show; I used free motion quilting following the lines of the marbling pattern and then mounted it on a pre-stretched canvas.
Off the Wall Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday and Free Motion Mavericks. Check out these wonderful sites to see what other quilters are up to.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
We had a second meeting of Fiber Junkies this month as we had to miss July completely...we were shy 2 members but had Gen's daughter Carol with us. Carol loves to do what we do - making messes with fabric (has her mom's genes) and fits in with our group so perfectly. We decided to keep the meeting light and hope for sun as we decided to revisit sunprinting.
Most of us used cotton, but really anything that works with Set a Color should work fine. Paint was applied to the surface - on the left Mary is using wool as she works with wool so much.
Gen also used an interesting piece of netting to lay on top. I didn't think it would do much as it was so thin, but it really worked well.
I had some gummy stick on window decals purchased after Valentines day and on right, fabric leaves.
The glittery fern worked well as it sat closely to the fabric surface.
The sequin waste worked great...one of my favorites...along with the stencils.
AND NOW THE RESULTS....The paper plate holder and lace rack - great!...the sequin waste...really great. We all loved the way some parts not touching the fabric allowed for some spaces. My leaves (on right)...total failure and my cupid's hearts...semi okay
Til next time....
Sunday, August 14, 2016
There was a beautiful reception in the afternoon from 3 - 5. Artists, members of the guild and everyone present in the Folk Art Center at the time were invited to attend. Many of us brought "nibbles" and the table was glorious. We were able to get a picture of the piece that Barbara Swinea and I did together.
Looks like we're twins...hmmmmm....did we plan that ?? ( - :
What was so interesting (and wish I could have taken some pics) was the pair up of artists like a weaver and jewelry/welder artist. This piece could have been on the red carpet...seriously. The collar which was long and hung over a black woven floor length dress was over 10,000 rivets, so expertly done, it was completely drape- able. Another pairing was a batik artist and jewelry maker which featured a beautifully done piece of batik studded with beaded jewelry.
Nikki Josheff who is the curator for all these exhibits does the most amazing job of highlighting each piece. She was looking forward to being at the opening but as Mother Nature would have her way, Nikki delivered her baby girl 6 weeks early. We missed her but know she was having her own spectacular celebration in the hospital. Thank you Nikki and a huge congratulations!
So check out the dates and please stop by...know you'll enjoy every moment.