Monday, December 19, 2016

A new challenge!

 We moved to the library for our December meeting.  It's not really a party, but there were cookies!
Everyone brings something to work on while we chat and share.  Eventually someone asks. "What are you working on?", and show and tell begins!

Our newest member, Lausei (Mary Lee's daughter-in-law) made herself a cute little what not bag with beaded trim.  We all thought it was nice enough to be a wrist purse!

Lori is making folded fabric ornaments as gifts.  We all loved how she is fussy cutting motifs for the center.

Beth's boyfriend is getting pillowcases for Christmas.
She chose this fabric because he likes cowboys. 

Lori also made some really nice walker bags.

Kathi did some "nuno" felting- using a hand sander!- with her fiberista group.  This process felts a fabric such as chiffon onto wool roving. 

The images were created using an app called prisma.  Of course, some of us grabbed our phones and did a quick search. 

 In just a few seconds, this picture....

 was transformed to this!

Great- another way for me to spend time staring at my phone.  :-)

Susan did some dyeing.  Thee were collective "oohs" as she showed these.

Susan also unveiled her "Modern" quilt. 
This was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe's Jack in the Pulpit no.V   Susan used upholstery fabrics to give the piece texture.  Working with them was an adventure.

Mary Ellen was finishing up a piece she has been playing with.  She finally used an attachment for stitching circles she had gotten for her machine a couple of years ago. 

She then decided to do some bobbin work, adding the circles after the piece was quilted.  
   Mary Ellen found the process to be fun and effective.  Then she challenged each of us to try it, and gave us each a little gift to get us started.

No deadline, since she just wants us to have fun!

The next meeting will probably be at the library as well.  January 10, 2017

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