Sunday, February 4, 2018

January of a new year and we are off to a great start! Our first meeting of 2018 featured a lively Show and Tell, and a presentation on color theory.

Show and Tell

Pat Nelson shared a work-in-progress.  She was asking for feedback on different quilting possibilities.
"Garden Pat," also by Pat Nelson, features dense quilting.  She's considering if she ought to do something similar with her new quilt.
Pat Gillings used a technique of painting and discharge on white cotton velveteen taught by Angie Hughes.  Angie has a tutorial describing this technique on Etsy.  Pat also used embroidery techniques by Chris Richards for the dragonflies, and added foil applied over sequin waste (punchanella) for a little bling.
This yet unnamed quilt by Joan Dyer is the fourth quilt using her own method of stitchery.  Joan created the quilt in separate panels which were later sewn together.

Maria Billings shared her "Walt Whitman" and "Leaves of Grass" quilts.  She also shared the idea of wind chime quilts, something that could be done as a group effort.  You can see what she's talking about in a photo on her blog.
Kate Grant's mosaic horse was the first mosaic quilt of her series.  She used Wonder Under to attach the 'tiles,' covered it with a layer of tulle, and quilted using a mosaic pattern.
Ginny Lee shared a collection of fabrics that she dyed during a Frieda Anderson class at PIQF.
Kari Hannickel brought in some of the felting work she has done, as well as the 12 needle, free motion felting machine she used.
Kari not only let people play with her felting machine, she also shared her Sassy Girl Sashiko machine by Babylock.   Thanks, Kari, for sharing your fun toys!

New Member

Our new member, Karla de Prosse, brought in one of her art quilts to share.  Other art quilts, having already been sold, were represented by photographs.

Presentation on Color and the Color Wheel

Michelle Peerson finished up a busy day with a presentation on color and the color wheel.  Thank you, Michelle!