Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Meeting 2016

Old Business The Sweatshirt workshop is scheduled at Pat W's on Jan. 14th, 10am. Contact Amy or Pat. A field trip to the Oregon Gardens Quilt Show is planned for Jan. 23, 2016. Our challenges are both due at the March meeting, "She Flies with her Own Wings" and "The Path Less Traveled" they all need to be ready for the Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild Show in mid-April. New Business The dates for the Bandon Art Retreat are June 20,21, 22, Mon thru Thurs. We had so much fun last year we scheduled an extra day. I am sending in a deposit in Jan, anyone who wants to save their place can give Amy a partial payment. Next meeting, for Feb. Sara will demo paper and fabric beads, bring a heat gun if you have it, fabric, paper and white glue. In March, Amy will do a printing swap with rubber stamps, then in April we will do lesson on image transfers with the stamped images. For May Lorraine and Pat G. will explain the workshop they took at Asilomar for "line and composition." In June we will reschedule Corinne's hands on Kumihimo Japanese Braiding. Show & Tell
Amy made a hexagon zen tangle Christmas ornament from a pattern by Jill Buckley at click here It was inked and painted with acrylics, then stitched together as an English paper piecing project.
"She Flies with Chickens" is ready to be thread painted and machine quilted. A photo of Amy's cousin's granddaughter was the inspiration for this challenge piece. It is fused and raw edge appliqued, the thread work will really bring out the facial features and the feathers on the chickens.
Meredith has been working on a big project, she would rather show it next month than talk about it now. She brought her Zen Tangle sketchbook to show us. She had two sketches she is considering for her "Path Less Traveled" challenge. Landreth got together with a friend and worked on a large piece 36" to 45" with multiple layers of fusible. She is making big changes to her artistic style and life, but she is sticking to her rusted fabric projects. She has 18 yards of rusted fabric she is starting to fuse to go into 16 Goodwill picture frames. She is creating 16 different compositions and highlighting different sections of her fabric. Pat G. is ready to go on her month long trip to the coast with friends for a quilting get away, they have rented a house together in Bandon. Lorraine is working on her "Path Less Traveled" in a Laura Wasilowski style, with fused hand dyed fabrics. She and Pat G. took a class from her on their last quilting cruise. Nancy has gotten her sewing machine fixed and has big plans in her head.
Clair had a brown bag challenge with her weaving group, she received a skein of "Sugar and Spice" yarn which she over dyed and made into several lovely card weaving strips. They are also embellished with beads.
She also made tassels with the leftovers, the finished items go back to the contributor of the brown bag.
Clair's second challenge was to choose a style of colors from a color wheel, complimentary, analogous, etc... She ended up with the "Rainbow" option. Her very colorful weavings began with the painted wooden paint stirrers, then various yarns with some extra beaded embellishments.
Jana began her "She Flies with Her Own Wings" challenge by rubber stamping the words for her talkative crow. The crow was then thread painted with amazing detail.
Jana liked the process so much, she stamped a phrase she found on Pinterest, into this framed wall hanging, for herself.
Dorie made this "cat fascinator" hat with silk roses, tulle and feathers.
This turquoise scarf was difficult for Dorie to knit because of the thick and thin nature of the yarn. Peggy is re-learning how to knit, and is making a simple shawl. She made a baby quilt that has been sent off to a grandchild. She is actively working on her challenge pieces. Sara ordered some dyes, silk, and some paints from Dharma for her Christmas present, and she can't wait to try all of them.
Vi brought the umbrella she made from Shibori fabric that the Tie-Dye Master gave to her when she was in Japan.
Cheryl made three Angora hats for a friend who wanted something very SOFT.
Cheryl's dragon bag, is needle felted for a class at Knotty Lady yarn shop on Jackson St. in downtown Roseburg.
Cheryl made the cartoon character with wet felting for a children's class at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center. The 2 pin weaving strips are sewn into coasters, also for a kids class at the UVAC.
The rosewood spindle and the merino/tussah silk sliver are a Christmas present for herself.
Demo Amy showed us how to use Tsukineko inks with shaving cream as a medium, to swipe across delicate stencils. She had sample she did on muslin and some hand dyed fabrics.
The stencil worked best by swiping the dauber over the fine stencils, pouncing it, forced the excess ink under the plastic to give a blotchy image. We will try to order some inks from a former member Cynde who is a Tsukineko dealer. Check back with us next month for the reveal, to see what everyone has been doing, the challenges are becoming due soon.

I am linking this to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click here check to see what other talented textile artists are doing.