Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Art C Girlz group was formed 2 years ago when a group of 5 of us got together at Main St Coffee to talk about exploring our interest in art quilting. Each of us, in our own separate way, had already gone beyond the traditional means of quilting- either in actuality or in our thinking!
Each of us expresses our art in different ways, both in our own quilts and from each other. Some are all fabric while some explore the use of paper, paint, beading, fibers and other surprising elements such as glass, plastic, sticks, metal washers and more.
We are a "loosely-formed" group that meets once a month to either work on a technique or project, or to show each other what new things we have created or learned. We take turns presenting ideas and projects so there is no one leader or agenda. Some months we paint or dye fabric, explore the idea of an "Instant Art Quilt", draw what we feel while listening to music, create fabric from paper..... or sit and talk and share books we have discovered. One month we worked on our "Iron Quilter" project where we were each given a bag of unfamiliar fabric and embellishments and a time limit of 2 hours to produce a small quilt!!
Two years later we have amassed enough work to present our first show. The exhibit is at the GOArt! Senior Center Gallery, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, NY . The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.