As always, this wonderful group I'm in, met yesterday and surpassed last months Show and Tell, laughter and good conversation! We've all been working on challenge pieces for an invitational exhibit we're part of at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in February. Our challenge - to create a piece inspired by a 2-dimensional artist we like. Cathy N finished hers and it's wonderful! Her artist was Kandinsky. Each block has so much detail with embroidery and interesting threads.
And with the leftovers - another great piece!
Connie celebrated a "big" birthday last month and received some surprise gifts at our meeting. Connie has more energy than anyone I know and has a wonderful zest for life. One of her many passions is collecting aprons - which she also uses. This apron was a shirt made into an apron.
Mary B made this wonderful piece based on a picture from her childhood. She had the picture with her and this is a wonderful rendition of it. Mary is the small child in the quilt; her mom is sitting on the bench.
Dort is our "detail" artist - nothing too small to overlook. This quilt was made for her aunt. It's a map to her house which apparently is at the end of a very winding road. The details are so much fun to see including a helicopter which flies over the house each day - can you see it front and center?
Connie organized a few people from our group to quilt at the Biltmore with children who designed some of the blocks. The quilt will be given to another child who is ill. The children wrote messages of anything they wanted and then quilted it. It was a wonderful experience for adult kids and little kids alike.
Gen is almost finished with her challenge piece based on the work of Klimt. She admits she's ready for it to be done, it is wonderful to see in person.
All in all, it was a great day with just the nicest gals I know. I feel lucky to have them in my life.