To Dye For
15" x 14"
Bonnie's quilt was inspired by a photograph of a cactus plant that she saw in a magazine. Bonnie dyed the fabrics for both background and cactus, added a satin circle, beads, crystals, and cotton trim with a layer of Angelina for added sparkle and copic marker for shading. Bonnie says that while she admires the creative quilts of others, she prefers her own to be neat and tidy.
|Two Fish on a Stroll
17.5" x 18.5"
Jan's experiment with Pebeo Setacolor sun dye paints, leaves, and metal fish resulted in this watery quilt. Jan used yarn embellishments to complete her underwater scene.
|Oodles of Doodles
22" x 22"
Ginny use Procion MX dye paste, radiance silk/cotton blend fabric, and silk to create this intricate piece. Inspired by Kerr Grabowski's deconstructed printing, Ginny applied black paste to a screen and allowed it to dry. As she printed repeatedly with overlays of colored dye paste, the resist areas gradually changed from white to black.
I've Never Done This Before, Part 2
|My Stupendous Stitches #1
21.25" x 20"
Maria wanted to learn how to stitch, couch and finish her quilts with rattail bindings, using techniques developed by Carol Ann Waugh, so she challenged herself to create this quilt. She found the couching technique quite easy, but the joining the ends of the binding was tricky and she ended up watching the video on Carol's website many times. Maria did 22 rows of machine stitching, 6 rows of hand work, 7 rows of couching and 3 rows of added trim and rick rack. She wanted to leave large open spaces so that the beautiful Glacier Peak ombre fabric would show through.
|Ireland (series of 10)
16 x 12" each
Maria's trip to Ireland earlier this year resulted in this lovely series of small quilts. She had her photographs printed on sateen or a cotton linen blend at Spoonflower, then stitched and embellished the quilts in unrealistic colors to create a fairy tale aspect before enforcing the edges with stabilizer and stapling them to wood stretcher frames. She used self-adhesive linen hanging tape to finish the sides of the frames and German-style wire to hang them.
New Member Showcase
|Why the Caged Bird Sings
This second piece by Sandi was inspired by a dream of hers about cats and their nine lives. If you look closely, you will find nine cats in this creative, multi-media quilt.
Show and Tell
|Robin Hart brought her Harry Potter inspired carpet bag to share with the group. In addition to themed fabrics, Robin incorporated various spells from the book, including "Wingardium Leviosa."