Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dollar store and Sharpie art!

 Our July meeting was very relaxing and enjoyable for all who attended.


We welcomed Mary back from her sojourn in Ohio.  She wowed us with her quilting on her bargello piece, from a class with Marija Vujcic last spring.  Mary isn't sure she loves the Yellow, but she did come up with a great name for it- "Yellow, yellow, it's Bargello!"

On the back, the quilting might show up better- it's pretty amazing!

Mary Ellen got some help choosing quilting designs for this quilt- for her 4 month old granddaughter- at the May meeting of the Museum Quilt Guild. There is a lot of great quilting on there!

Kathi had a middle of the night inspiration for how to proceed on this piece, which was started at the retreat in February.  She woke up and typed "tally marks" and "forsaken" into her phone.

 The fabric was all hand dyed using Rit dyes.

Elaine made this piece in response to the RAFA Matisse challenge- issued after they visited an exhibit if his work- to create a face using only two colors.

Martha brought her portrait quilt- depicting her son helping her husband fix the brakes- asking for advice on additional quilting for  "bubbly" spot.
She calls this "Let me help you, Daddy"

After the show and tell, Elaine explained the evening's project to us. She had done this while in Florida visiting friends last winter; showing pictures of some of the work to inspire us.

(I'm not sure this is the same one - from her facebook albums)

Everyone drew or doodled something in the center of their dollar store plate, using regular sharpie markers;  then passed it on to the next person who added something to it.  It was very relaxing and a lot of fun!

And resulted in each of us receiving a nice piece of art to use or display (after baking to set the markers)

Mary Ellen's

Mary Lee's