Ogden Art Group July Meeting and Lapidary Show

Last Thursday was our regular meeting, and it was a good one. A new member came – Welcome, Jill, and we worked on square stitch beading. Jan’s piece was terrific:

Jans square stitch

I forgot to take pictures of mine and everybody elses though. What can I say? I was totally blown away by Karen’s Show and Tell:

Karens removable pillow cover

This is a most excellent example of how to use gem stones in a fiber piece. The sliced pieces of Jasper are held in place by rows of hand beading, and the flower centers are rounded mineral pieces surrounded by beads.

Aside from the beautiful original design, that is a removable pillow cover. How versatile is that? It’s stunning wrapped around the black pillow, but it would be equally dramatic with a cream satin pillow or a warm taupe. We’re all hoping she will be entering this in the upcoming Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale to be held at the Main Street Armory, October 26-27, 2013.

Speaking of that show, there will be pieces made by members of Genesse Valley Quilt Club, and the Rochester Area Fiber Art group. It’s going to be a spectacular show. If any of my readers will be in the Rochester, NY area that weekend, it would be a great idea to add it to your “must see” list. Admission is $6 and kids 12 and under ree with an adult. Speical 2 day pass is only $9.

Hugs…

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