Archive for April, 2014

April Ogden Art Group Meeting

April 30, 2014

I’m squeaking this post in while it’s still April. Nothing like taking forever to transfer photos from my camera to my computer. I’m such a procrastinator. This meeting was 2 weeks ago, and it was a good one. It’s always interesting to learn a new technique, and to be inspired by a stellar Show and Tell.

Beth has made a lot of progress on her quilt:

Beth quilt

She has a wonderfully, clean approach to her work, and it’s always a joy to see what she is creating.

Julie has missed a few meetings, and she had a lot for Show and Tell, but these two were my favorites:

Julie circles

Julie leaves

The purple circle piece was started at a Fiberista’s meeting, and after all the stitching, she got brave and sliced into that heavily stitched piece. It looks so good against the background. Her judicious editing really worked well for this art quilt.

And the leaf quilt – what can I say about leaves? I love them. Any size, any color, any technique.

Sue took a beading class and made this:

Sue bracelet

I love that bracelet. The mixture of beads works so well in that bracelet, and this is the first time I’ve seen 2 different color leather cords used this way. I definitely need to get out more. It’s been pretty rainy here lately, and my getting out of the house mojo is missing. Where oh where has the sun gone???



GVQC April Meeting

April 12, 2014

It’s been a busy two weeks, and one lacking photos, but full of inspiration. I was bringing my beads to the last two meetings I attended, and there is only so much I can carry, so my camera stayed behind. There will be a tesselated piece coming soon, so that is something to look forward to viewing. Now that I posted this on my blog, I HAVE to make it. 😉

Happily, I attended my local quilt guild meeting beadless. Dianne Hire was the guest lecturer, and she brought a lot of her quilts for us to see. They are absolutely stunning, and we were allowed to take photos, but not post any of them on our blog. While I can’t share those photos, I can of a couple of quilts from Show and Tell.

Chris Wickert’s most recent prize winning quilt was displayed:

Chris Wickert persian version applique

She woke up one morning, looked at the Persian carpet under her feet, and thought to herself, this would make a wonderful quilt. She loves working in silk, and her version of a Persian carpet became a reality. Please double click on that photo, and I hope you will be as impressed as all of us were.

Bev is working on a challenge, and this was her piece:

Bev Kondolf

Again please double click on this image. She created a lot of that fabric herself. Can you find the shibori?