Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Eight wonderful artists spent 3 days/two nights on the coast at Bandon, Oregon, creating individual projects. The retreat center is above Forget Me Knots Quilt Shop, right on Hwy 101, above "Old Town" Bandon, Oregon. Instead of a structured workshop, we all brought our own projects to do, and shared ideas and inspiration. The facilities have a huge sewing room, with floor to ceiling windows and a design wall opposite the windows. A large kitchen accommodated our potluck goodies, and we ate very well!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Fyber Cafe 2013 Challenge, "A River Runs Through It" was due at our June meeting, we had 10 pieces, mostly finished, and 5 still to do. It was great to see them unveiled in order, left to right, and to go ooh and ahh, when we saw each one.
Old Business Fyber Cafe will have a booth at the Elkton "Smile" Festival to benefit the Elkton Charter School Music program. We will display our "River" quilts, have pieces for sale/display, and promote our group. We will be doing children's activities, having them decorate "Festival Flags" with markers, crayons, glitter, stencils etc... Call Meredith to volunteer or help with supplies. The event is June 29th, Saturday, 10am to 4pm. The Black Sheep Festival is in Eugene, June 21, 22, & 23, call Peggy or Jana join them. The "weaving challenge" has been hung in the Sutherlin Library by Peggy and Kay. New Business July demo, Sylvia, Georgia, Amy & Jan are participating in the International Quilt Challenge "Painters" and will discuss their projects, in progress. For Aug. Vera will discuss deconstructed screen printing, after she takes a class in Portland. In Sept. Crystal will show us how to upload images to be printed onto fabric by a company, for her sliced photo quilts. We are also taking ideas for a new challenge, quick, less formal then the "River" challenge, bring your ideas to the July meeting. We will also return the "What's My Line" challenges to the artist, Pat wants hers for a gift. Show & Tell Many of us met the deadline to finish our "River Runs Through It" challenge pieces. I'll show closeup details in this post, then make a separate post with the finished pieces. To sort of tease you. Maureen started, as she is on the far left side, her piece "Naked Singularity" was needle felted and embellished with rhinestones.