Saturday, January 18, 2014

Back in the swing!

After a holiday break, the ArtCGirlz are together again!  (Well, most of us this time- there are still members missing due to winter vacations and such.)

Kathi led off the show and tell.

This is a piece from on of her HGTV swaps.  Kathi printed or altered all of the fabrics in this little piece

This fabric was made using a soy wax resist.  Kathi is doing kantha stitching on it. (sorry I didn't take a detail shot.  If you get a chance, check out the back as well!)

This is a close up of Kathi's "Ice Crystals" quilt.  This piece was juried into the AQS show in Lancaster! This was a picture printed on fabric, which Kathi added hundreds of little hexies made from  piece of Mary Lee's ice-dyed fabric

This is Kathi's entry in the Museum Quilt Guild's 2014 challenge.  (I waited until they were revealed at the meeting to do this post)  She printed the pictures herself, using photos she found online and edited at "be funky."
Kathi was born the year JFK was inaugurated.

Chris is working on a tabel runner as a gift for her hosts in Hilton Head. (I hope they don't read this blog!)

Lori is working on this scrappy quilt to donate at the Roswell cancer treatment center.
Lori is also looking for uses for those woven plastic bags chicken feed comes in.  I found a tote bag.  Any other suggestions??

Susan did some ice-dyeing during the recent snowstorm.

This piece and the one below were made using grey, brown and black.  Obviously the ice-dying process separates the colors somehow.  Aren't they beautiful?

This one was supposed to be purple.

Beth was working on this as her challenge entry and discovered it is too big.  The pattern can be found on the book Quilting Modern.   Isn't it gorgeous?!!
It's the biggest quilt Beth has made.  She got a fancy new Singer anniversary edition sewing machine, and has put it to good use!

Martha showed her challenge entry, which is based on Riu Kiu C, by Victor Vasarely.  It was made using the random strip piecing method from Rayna Gilman.

Martha also shared pictures of the portrait quilt Mary Lee made for her son and his girlfriend.
The silver was printed on the background, but the quilting really made it pop!

At the February meeting, the group will be making "Creative girl" art quilts.  Should be fun!