Tuesday, March 1, 2022

 We were able to meet in person again for our February meeting.  We did a hybrid meeting;  some members were there in person and some joined us via zoom.  

Our very own Lynda Lasich gave us a lecture on what Quilt Show Judges look for.  It was very informative.

Show & Tell

"Box of Chocolates" by
Stephanie Bennett-Strauss

"Journal Quilt" by
Stephanie Bennett Strauss

"Tumbling Pots" by
Marie Brower

by Shelli Fried

"Cerulean Seascape"
by Lynn Tubbe
Close Up

This is Lynn's entry for SAQA's, "Prism Play" call for entries.  The concept is to display long & narrow quilts in the expanded colors of the prism.  Lynn got her color card and wanted to salute the ocean's majesty.  She used hand dyed and commercial cottons, cheesecloth and scrim.  She also painted netting and scrim.  Manipulating, shaping and stitching the scrim and cheesecloth into wave shapes proved to be a challenge.

by Jan Reed

by Jan Reed

Jan Reed shared a couple of quilts that were originally revealed via zoom.  She was finally able to share in person because they're back from the Houston show.

"Bloom in the Darkness"
by Kathryn Madison

Kat wanted to create a fantasy place with a story to include only original images of her doodled flowers, birds and bugs.  She used cotton, silk, organza, watercolor blocks, lumiere paint & oil pastels.  The stitching was done with cotton, poly, monofilament and metallic threads.  There's also hand embroidery floss, Kevlar and silk ribbon.  It's embellished with Szwarsvski crystals and beads. The quilt was created for a story:  It is midnight in the fantasy forest.  The rare bioluminescent Lunamore flowers open to the rays of the full monn, sending their intoxicating fragrance through the trees.  The nocturnal Pollen Birds and bugs flock to the feast.  As they feed, they spread iridescent pollen from flower to flower.  By sunrise the Lunamore flowers will be dark and closed and the birds and bugs will be gone.  She strongly does not recommend using oil pastels on art quilts.  Even when heat set three times, it flaked away as quilted, causing fine dust across the quilt front.

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