Sunday, August 30, 2009

Caren Betlinski Thread Painting Class

The Caren Betlinski Thread Painting class was a wonderful day spent learning an interesting technique! Caren's kit contained all the prepared surfaces for us to practice the free motion "painting" and all the components for students to move along in creating their own composition of the Black Eyed Susan's. The top picture is Caren's piece.

At least 1/2 the class had fused their images onto the background by the end of the day. Part of Caren's instruction was how to add the accent fabric to the background to really make the piece our own.

Each of us were given the same pattern and each one is different! I look forward to seeing these in Show n' Tell!
Thank you Caren for all the preparation for this successful class!
The program for September will be a lecture from Pat Pauly.
Pat is a member of RAFA (Rochester Area Fiber Artists) and GVQC (Genesee Valley Quilt Club). Expect exuberance!
In October we will welcome Sharon Stroud.
A workshop to learn her fussy cut Dresden Plate will follow the meeting.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

~August Meeting 2009~Pictures!

Show n' Tell is certainly a favorite part of every meeting. I must apologize now for not knowing everyone and who's quilt is who's! I hope to set up a better recording system while I take the pictures at the meetings. Maybe our Secretary Eula would assist me?
- This one is by Marcia Muskopf

The last of Cheryl Doody's Missouri quilts ( at least I think it was Missouri)

Very cool Dragonfly and check out the quilting.- also by Marcia Muskopf

Donna Tomski had help from her grandchildren making this quilt for her daughter, their mom. Each child made drawings for mom and Donna made it into this treasured gift.

Who made this quilt? Help me out! It is so colorful and it was for Community Service. Nice.

I know who made these! Cheryl Doodie made them for Community Service also. They have dog & cat fabrics in them.

Melanie's aunt or if you prefer, Maryanne's sister, made this patriotic quilt. I think she said it was for the VA (this is why I need a Secretary!)

More of Ann Renica's mission to use up her scraps

Thank you Alex & Melanie for volunteering to help show and tell!
Program for this month: Barb Sackel~Pattern Designer; Fabric Designer; Author & Teacher

I believe she said the quilt above will be the cover of one of her books coming out soon!

Stunning quilt. Many pieces. The circles were appliqued.

Barb ran classes for this quilt at Betty's Quilt shop. Lots of techniques to learn while completing a beautiful quilt.

Barb was a gracious speaker and shared her quilt journey. She had numerous patterns marketed by and 2 books coming out very soon. AccuquiltGo! also has her busy designing quilts for their new system. This Fall a 19 pattern fabric collection designed by Barb will be coming out too! Talented woman. For more pictures of her show go here!
Thank you girls for assisting Barb on that rather steamy stage!

Summer time meetings!

Did you all know we are one of very few Guilds who continue to meet all summer long? Many take the summer off, like school kids. I for one am very glad we don't.
So, what has the Guild been up to during the summer?
We had our annual picnic at the July meeting. LOTS of really good food, as usual. I really should make dessert the first thing I eat, since I get filled up with those "nutritious" foods and can't choke down more than three or four dessert items!!!