Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A new challenge and some yoga

For our May meeting, we did something completely different, thanks to Mary Ellen's suggestion.  We visited Blue Pearl Yoga, where Mary Ellen takes classes.  The owner, Karen Reisdorf, had expressed an interest in doing an exhibit of our work in her wonderful yoga space, where she is hoping to someday have a small gallery.                                                                                                                        

  First we took a tour of the space, which was formerly used by the Masons.

We all loved the color in this room.  Sort of a taupe, which made us all chuckle a little.

Kathi wants to live in this area, with the fabulous stairway in the center!
Karen presented us with a challenge for the exhibit, using a Mandala as our inspiration.  She shared a presentation she has done for other groups on the topic and the variations of mandalas. This wall hanging was in the room pictured above- sort of a perfect example.
So now we are letting ideas percolate for the project.  In September we will present them to her for display in the "taupe" room.

The last two blocks for Michael's quilt were presented to Kathi, just in time for his homecoming (today!!!). 

Sharon's block- all done by hand

Mary's block

Most of us didn't bring anything for show and tell since the yoga class began shortly after we arrived.
Mary brought her Ann Brauer piece, all finished and attached to the background quilt. (that is an excellent finishing technique!)

Mary Ellen is finishing this piece for her son's office in Rochester.

Many thanks to Karen for her time and the exciting challenge. Come back in September for the results! 

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