Thursday, June 25, 2015
Our annual art retreat to Bandon on the Oregon Coast was a great success. 8 talented textile artists went to spend 3 days creating and having fun. Forget-Me-Knots Quilt Shop has a Retreat Center upstairs, set up for quilters, with a large design wall, well supplied kitchen, work space with excellent lighting and enough electrical for all the sewing machines. Of course each bed has a hand made quilt on it. We met for lunch in "Old Town" on the waterfront, at the Minute Cafe, we had oyster baskets, fish & chips and omelets. Feeling stuffed we went to haul all our supplies upstairs and get settled in. Amy had goodie bags for everyone with "Fabulous and Diva" printed on them, the artists had to choose which they were to get a bag. They contained chocolates, rubber stamps with ocean themes, and cards of lace & trim, with decorative clothespins.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
New Business Several challenge ideas were suggested, Jana suggested the Oregon State Motto "She Flies With Her Own Wings." Everyone loved this theme, and it was chosen for our June to October challenge, 20" max per side, any technique. No participation required, if you want to do an art piece, then please join us, if you don't want to, that's ok too. Peggy suggested, "A Path Less Traveled" again we all really liked where this could take us. Having a continuous path to connect all the pieces, like the River challenge, was also agreed upon. Sherry suggested we do more of a jigsaw puzzle, with curved edges and a path connecting them. I made a quick sketch to give you an idea.
Show & Tell
Show & Tell