Friday, August 12, 2016

April Meeting 2016

Old business The Umpqua valley Quilters' Guild Show set up is Thursday 12 noon. We need some 3-D items to display on the table, bowls, needle felting, etc... Take down is Sunday at 4pm. New Business No new business today. Show & Tell
Amy has finished her "Flies with Wings" piece. It is raw edge applique from a photo of her cousin's granddaughter. Crystal has been organizing her sewing room, and found that folded fat 1/4's fit well in a shoe box turned on its end. Nancy has had several sewing projects, altering a prom dress and recovering a pillow with batik fabrics.
Clare has taken a course in bead embroidery from Judy Long in Eugene, she thought the work would be free form and less mathematical, with raised texture. The brooches she has made are wonderful.
Jana has been doing extensive thread painting of her cute little Stanley. The thread work is done over a fabric printed photo, along with Abby, they will be the basis for her next piece. Jana has been reading some historical textiles books, The Age of Homespun, Women's Work the 1st 20,000 years and The Subversive Stitch, they deal with textiles thru the ages and women's place in it, and the making of the feminine. Peggy has info on the current exhibit at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, titled "Recycled Circles" by Jane LaFazio.
Vi is cleaning house for a downsize to a smaller home. She has several antique quilts for sale. The Pineapple is made with taffeta and silk, the flowers from 1930-40's fabrics.
Sue C. has made a beautiful tote with batik fabrics, each strip has been embellished with fancy embroidered machine stitches. It is a good way to get to know what your machine can do. Sue M. has been doing extensive retail therapy, and working on a Missouri Star quilt. She has also been making several family quilts with pink flamingos. A special 50th birthday quilt will have a black flamingo on it. She also asked for advice on getting words onto a quilt, ink and rubber stamps and acrylic with stencils were two of the methods recommended.
"Hello Spring" is Dorie's Path Less Traveled art piece. Embellished with fussy cut frogs, beading and silk flowers, it is till a work in progress as she adds more embellishments.
Shell has been making art work for her personal theme, "Visual Rhythms of the River" These mixed media pieces started as dollar store black scratch off postcards, she has added gel pens, and opalescent watercolors with a spray finish. She also brought an article to share from "Traditional Home" magazine on stitched portraits.
Cheryl's entry for the Path Less Traveled challenge is "Into the Deep" the photos show detailed closeups of the complex needle felting and 3-D objects she has incorporated together.
The angel wing shawl is Cheryl's entry into the Flies with her Own Wings challenge. The yarn is Malagrigo from the Knotty Lady shop downtown.
An online course with Collin Bradley on drawing with pastels has intrigued Cheryl, she has already made several paintings. She has used hard pencil type pastels vs. soft oil pastels.
Barb's wall hanging of Arizona urns, is made with her hand dyed fabrics. She has also made a gear bag for her son, with his grandfather's navy and ship badges on it.