Friday, January 15, 2016

PTA January 2015

Our first meeting of the new year for PTA  was at Georgia Bonesteels home; it brought lots of laughs (as always) and wonderful inspiration to give us a jump start on some new projects. 
 Dort is using up lots of scraps to create some beauties like the one above and
 this beautiful landscape.
 I love the choice of fabrics and the unique way of depicting the 4 seasons through a
 Linda is still busy knitting some wonderful, warm (all wool) socks which should come in handy in the next couple of months....although I for one think they need to be framed and hung up.
 Mary, our resident felter is always busy and producing wonderful things. She makes some beautiful bowls which get better and better.
 Another one of Mary's pieces which is a wonderful piece. The photo doesn't do it justice as it's a bit blurry.
 This was my favorite piece of Marys. I think the use of deconstructive screen printed fabric is so well done as it's such a difficult fabric to work with.
 Mary had a cabuchon she wanted to highlight but it had an odd shape, so what to do...add some beads. Great idea and focal point.
 This is a quilt Kate made at a former retreat. I made the same pattern only in soft roses and greens. Kate is an amazing piecer and sailed right through this. I on the other hand am very challenged by piecing. I did finish mine but still waits to be quilted.

  We all decided that this quilt of Kates should be called "a Happy Quilt", that is the first thing I think of when I see it. Her use of fabric is so uplifting.
 And a detail.
 And another one of Kates in earthtones. This was made square and a sleeve will be put on both top and side so anyone can change the orientation of the stripes and being square, it will fit the same way in either direction.
 And a detail.
And Rosie the cat who decided she needed to be part of our group, made herself quite at home on top of Georgia's patterns.
It was a great day, full of inspiration, good food and lots of laughs. What a wonderful way to start the New Year.

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