Thursday, April 27, 2017

A short, but fun meeting

 We've had trouble getting together the past few months for one reason or another, so we're happy for whatever time we can get together and share all things artsy. 

Cynda made lemonade from the lemons that were the March blizzard by doing as much snow dyeing as she could, with some great results!

 Cynda is cutting some of her fabrics into hexies.  We can't wait to see what she does with them.

Different types of fiber arts being created as we chatted!

Mary Ellen shares what she is working on, which she couldn't bring along.

Chris finished this piece, made as a gift for a friend using the three dudes pattern from Rob Appell's website.

This was the first thing Chris did on her longarm machine, so she kept the quilting simple, but it looks great!!

The May meeting will be in the Wilbur room at the Richmond Memorial Library. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Slicing and icing

Finally, after hashing and rehashing this idea, Chris came in with a fabulous picture we can slice up to make as a group art quilt.  We've discussed this off and on for a couple of years, I think.
 Chris had contacted the photographer previously to ask if he would give permission for us to use one of his nature photos for this project, and he happily agreed. This was a first snow at his home last November.  (the icing in the post title) Chris hopes to have the quilt finished by next November once we know how many slices it will be.

There was a bit of showing and telling as well.

Susan showed some lovely ice dyed fabrics at our December meeting.   The leafy vine was in there waiting to come out.  This is for Susan!

 Susan used the fabric and thread from Mary Ellen's challenge to make this sweet little pillow.  She isn't sure where this will end up yet.

Martha is doing a UFO challenge with her online guild, and even got one of the two pieces she pulled out in January finished!

Since we met on Valentine's Day, we adjourned early to go spend time with our sweethearts. (in some cases that might be the sewing machine!)