Saturday, November 17, 2012
Old Business Amy has all the "What's My Line" pieces, and will be arranging for them to show at The Umpqua Bank, this month. I'll let you know when that is set up. Kay and Peggy are hanging the "Beatles Song" challenges in the Sutherlin Library this week. The Quilting Arts issue Oct/Nov 2011 has the article on the vinyl/silk screen printing that Vera demoed last meeting. We got a thank you email from Sherry for all the painted/printed leaves we helped make, she packed up about 467 leaves to take home to Ketchikan, Alaska. They have started to add batting and burlap to the trunk of the tree, and the bark fabrics, and hope to have the project finished by mid-December. New Business Umpqua Valley Arts Center has a textile arts exhibit "Oregon, State of Diversity II" by members of Oregon SAQA, hanging now, until the end of January. There was a wonderful article in the News Review, this week, and our own member Vera has a piece in the show. We are planning a potluck for our December meeting, and after the meeting, we are planning a field trip together to go see the exhibit. We will be also doing a group photo, so brush your hair and your teeth. Our January meeting, Amy will demo photo transfer techniques from the book Peggy loaned her, a material list will be available at the Dec. meeting. We have a new member, Cheryl, she saw our flyer at the arts center, she is a spinner, weaver, knitter, doll maker, and needle felter. She has been making angora knit hats, and llama slippers for the Christmas fairs. She will be at the Douglas Co. Christmas Fair this month.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I've been quilting for almost twenty years, focusing on "art quilts" for half that time. It's a form I find indefinable, fascinating, and on most days tremendously enriching. Earlier membership in the fiber art group Tactile Expressions and now Fyber Cafe and High Fiber Diet have given me freedom to explore the medium fearlessly. The support and encouragement of other members is invaluable.