Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Christmas potluck dinner party was held at the Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley. Photos were taken during social hour. The party grew to approximately 30 members. There were a couple of show & tell. Ardy introduced four new members. Maureen Garrison, Pat Gillings, Lorna Straka and Margaret Vodicka. Announcement that member Linda Taylor is progressing with her stroke rehab. Lorna Tiller missed the party due to some hip problems. And we had our annual gift exchange.Looking forward to 2012 challenges, activities and lots of show & tell art pieces. Happy Holidays to all and a very Happy New Year.

Margaret, Sandra, Rita, Nan, Lynda and Ruth enjoying social hour.

Gift exchange

Sandra, Rita and Nan. And Lynda in the background

Carolyn, Darlynn and Claudia

Millie, Lynda and Ruth

Thank you to Gail Sims and Pam Berry for decorating the room. Cathy and Lin enjoying social hour.

Delectable desserts!

Wonderful selection of rich desserts to please all with a sweet tooth

The social bar. Table runner by Gail Sims.

Hors d'oeuvre

The "sputnik" by Karla Rogers.  What a fabulous hors d'oeuvre idea from the mid 1950's!

Claudia and Darlynn holding a show and tell quilt

Sandra sharing her show and tell.  Lynda helping Sandra hold the quilt.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our very own, Christine Barnes and Cathy Stone---AQS January 2012 Issue

January 2012 issue features Christine E. Barnes article and instructions on how to make her fabulous "Black Opals and Ribbon Candy" quilt.  Page 82.  Enjoy!

Our very own Cathy Stone quilted this elegant quilt. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On October 26th. 2011, MAQ had their 3rd. and final challenge of the year. The challenges were 12 x12, Cultural Exchange and Fractured Quilts. At the end of viewing all of the beautiful art quilts and fiber art, members voted for their favorite piece(s). Congratulations to Jan Reed and Karla Rogers !!

"Ancient Echoes" Jan Reed won for
My favorite interpretation of the Theme and Best Original Design.
"No Worries" Karla Rogers won 
Outstanding Use of Color

12 X 12 Challenges

"Breezy"--Pat Porter

"Where Witches Wonder"--Joan Dyer

"Wispy Grasses"--Ann Sanderson

"Twelve/1 Leaf (E)scape"--Dee Jones

"Quaking Aspens"--Norma Keeley

"Blue Plate Special/Radish Salad"--Pat Nelson

"Little Yay (!)"--Kate Grant

"Night Owls"--Vicky Isadore
"Deco Dreams"--Janene Powell

12 X 12 Challenge

"Brothers"--Ardy Tobin

"Feather on a Pineapple"--Ingrid Cattaneo

"Cathy's Flowers"-- Pam Berry

"Truly Twelve Squared"--Gail Sims

"Ghost Grass at Albert Lake"--Sandy Poteet

Crystal Beach"--Sandy Poteet

Here are interpertatons of Cultural Exchange from our members.

"From Many Nations"--Joy Waggener

"Who Needs Feet When I have Wings to Fly"--Francesca Erickson

"Mask Family"--Lin Schiffner

"Quest for Gold"--Edith Gregersen

"African Influence"--Joan Dyer

Cultural Exchange

"1936 International Truck"--Jeanie Ferguson

"Empire Mine Mining Carts"--Jeanie Ferguson

"Empire Mine Bourne Cottage"--Jeanie Ferguson

"Patera's Petroglyphs"-- Lynda Lasich
"Ancient Echoes"--Jan Reed

The Power of the Sunflower! Originated from a photograph taken by Jo Hathcock. The photograph was then divided into five pieces. Each person constructed five separate pieces. Then those five pieces were shared by the five artist and they put everything together as they saw fit.

"Yellow Dazzle"--Jo Hathcock

"Sunflowers"--Marylee Drake

"The Promise"--Pam Berry

"Sunflowers"--Gail Sims

"MAQ 5"--Vicky Augenstein

Fractured Quilt

"No Worries"--Karla Rogers

"Completely Out of Shape"--Millie Ruffalo

"Visualize"-- Ruth Robinson

"Dessert for Five"-- Carolyn Woods