Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Our member Pat G. just got back from 4 weeks in New Zealand and Australia, she had a wonderful time. One of the art projects she did when she was there, was to put shaving cream on a tray and swirl paints on it to print fabric. Spoonflower.com they are a website for printing your own photographs or artwork onto fabric. She showed us step by step on her laptop, and said the site is very user friendly. It helps you size your image, choose different types of fabric, how the repeat is formatted, and how to place an order. She has ordered fabric from her photos of an orchid, it came in four panels on the yardage. She sliced and diced, and resewed it, into a fractured flower. If you have questions about the procedure, you can ask her at the December potluck or give her a call. Thank you Crystal for this presentation.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Click Here A few photos of the Yokohama display, but you can't really see the quilts.
Check this site out "And Then We Set it on Fire"It has a whole series of Shibori folding techniques. Vera I really think you will like this. You keep trying to get us to clamp things, when we are at the Dye Workshop, but nobody got the idea of what it could do.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Old Business An artists statement is due at our December meeting for your "River Runs Through It." It is not a biography, or a list of techniques, please state why you made the piece, what your thoughts were or your goal in making it, you can keep it short. We will discuss these at our meeting. Our December meeting is a holiday potluck, bring any kind of dish to share, also bring your own plate and utensils.New Business Dorie is working with Mercy Hospital to display the "River" pieces, starting January, for a whole year, in one of the main halls! We discussed this, and about not having them available for the UVQG Show, but decided they would get a much more broad audience at the hospital. The Bandon Retreat has been tentatively scheduled for June 23 & 24, Monday and Tuesday nights, 3 days. More details to follow. The January meeting will be a hands on workshop with Vera showing us how to make "Fiber fabric" with Solvy and yarns, fibers, ribbons, we will do layout and pinning at the meeting, but sewing at home to finish the piece. February, the "Weather Report" challenge is due, we will Show & Tell and critique the pieces. We are planning, for spring, a wool dyeing workshop with Cheryl and Vera, then a wet felting workshop to use the wool we have dyed. More info later. We voted on a $5 donation from each member, to have a kitty to buy supplies for display/hanging, photocopies of instructions, and other miscellaneous approved purchases. This will be due at the December meeting. Also you will be penalized 25 cents, if you forget to wear your name tag. This will also go into the kitty. Show & Tell
Friday, November 1, 2013
Click here for the link to the International Painters Challenge, on Linda Stellars Flickr page. It has photos of all 30 art quilt pieces entered in the exhibit, from the USA. There will be 30 pieces from France and 30 from Japan to make up the whole exhibit. They will be first shown in Quilt Week Yokohama, and the International Quilt Show in Tokyo! Four members of Fyber Cafe are included in this exhibit, Georgia, Jan, Sylvia and Amy. They have all done some fabulous work.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I have added a slideshow of photographs of our Fyber Cafe activities and textile art. I wanted to show how much fun we have at our various workshops and play days. Many photos are from our monthly Show and Tell at the meetings, and from our group challenges. The slideshow runs on the right hand column, try clicking on a photo and see if it will take you to the Picasa site, so you can see them in a larger format. It works for me, but them I am signed on. Then click the < or > on the sides of the photo to move forward or backwards through the pics. I hope this inspires you to try some of challenges or activities in the workshops. Stop by and join us if you are in the Roseburg, Oregon area. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am, at the Mercy Hospital Community Education Conference rooms, above Parkway Mobility and Supplies, next to Office Max on Stewart Parkway. Contact AMY, email is on the Facebook badge to the right, put Fyber Cafe meeting in the subject line.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Old BusinessOur new challenge theme is "Weather Report," any technique, under 20" on a side. Due February meeting. Must be labeled and sleeved. New Business We need to write artists' statements for our river pieces, in this format, Name, Title of piece, statement about the Art piece, techniques or unusual materials. We wish to make a professional presentation to the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, for display. Reminder, please wear a name tag at the meetings, our group is growing. We had 17 members at the meeting, and 4 new members in the last few months. Nov. meeting, Crystal will still do her computer fabric info, and Amy & Pat will do "Texture Magic." Dec. meeting - Holiday Potluck. Jan. Vera with Solvy lace/thread fabric, (Corienne please bring your bag of thrums) Feb. on TBA. Show & TellQuiltsmart.com they print the pattern onto fusible, and you just fuse to fabric of your choice, cut out and assemble.