We had a guest artist - Ellen Lindner who is a fiber arts teacher and here visiting. I thought it was interesting how she did exercises on 5 x 8 cards...randomly and then used portions of it to create a larger piece. The piece on the right is part of the design on the card (on left)...very clever and fun way to work.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
At our SAQA meeting, we also had our show and tell - always inspiring. Kathie Briggs showed us a piece (left) which was a corroboration with 8 people....everyone used Kathie's fabric to create a small section of the quilt below and then put together. Of course, everyone had the same chance of others in the group making a section for their piece...such a fun project. Kathie on right has also been making table runners and matching bowls. My bowl picture was blurry but it was a lovely piece and so functional.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Mountain Art Quilters - a regional pod of SAQA recently met for a private showing of the SAQA traveling show. SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Association) sponsors many shows each year for members, many of which travel. This particular show, because of its large amount of entries, is dividied into sections. We received section A which had 58 wonderful pieces to drool over.
Here is some information on the SAQA trunk show coming to Asheville on this Friday, March 29.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Some more wonderful things going on at our retreat...Leigh Anne brought a wall hanging made for her home in Florida (where she lives full time). How perfect the colors are. She wanted to add beads and Mary helped her out, giving her a lesson and also doing some beading on the piece. It added so much.
Here's the piece Barbara is working on...further along.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
I cannot believe we are in our eleventh year of retreat...and it's already come and gone. We all look forward to it each year and like creatures of habit, we take our same place in the community work room as the year before - maybe a comfort zone for us.
Janice and Leigh Anne ready to get to playing.
As each year passes, the dynamics of the group change....still the same people loving the same thing but we are 11 years older so not quite as peppy as we used to be....but still loving every minute.
Barbara is working on a piece from Ruth McDowell's book (on left). The most intriguing part of this is the wonderful background of black and white prints. Linda likes to bring her knitting and visit and chit chat...Her socks are always amazing.
Georgia just came out with a new book - Scrap Happy Quilts. It has wonderful new patterns and quilts but also some wonderful, heart warming stories. She read us the passage she wrote regarding our PTA group. It was heartfelt and lovely. She also received a nice bottle of wine from her publisher which she brought to share with us.