Sunday, February 23, 2020

PTA February

PTA (Professional Textile Artists) met at the home of Dort Lee this past month...always an inspiring and fun time.
Dort brought us down to her studio where she shared her latest big piece dealing with blocks of dinosaurs and monsters of that sort.
Her embellishments were fun, lively and bright and added so much to the piece....
especially the bright green rick rack...AND Who doesn't love rick rack??

Barbara shared a work in progress which was beautiful and very colorful. She found the inspiration for this piece in the book series - Masters - Art Quilts. She was able to track down the artist and got permission to make it although the artist, very flattered said she didn't need permission... This doesn't look anything like the one in the book although the basic bones are there...(this is prettier IMHO)
Connie showed us a lovely piece mounted on a stretched canvas. I love to show the back finishing with the strip of fabric along the inside clever.
Georgia who couldn't make the meeting sent some "tie" bags to show. I went a little coo-coo over them and decided I needed to make some for people I hold near and dear to my heart. I did bring one home to hopefully make a pattern only to find out Georgia has a pattern. This beautiful little bag uses 1 tie and you can see the front flap is the widest part of the tie.

So I'm on a mission...found some ties my son gave me and my hubby is going to clean out his ties. As you can see above, there is a decorative pin, button etc on front of bag....
Well I have lots of those also with my antique button collection and old pins that were my mothers....One button is a bake-o-lite with mother of pearl is a dragon...a couple are from a coat that belonged to my mother plus the crystal pins she loved to wear...What fun...hopefully we'll see a demo from Georgia at retreat which is quickly approaching....A fun day

1 comment:

  1. Another great show and tell! The tie bag is so, so clever!!! And I love each of the quilts you showed! WOW...what a great and talented group!!!