Monday, February 20, 2017

February was Naughty and Nice!

Our February meeting featured a visit from renowned quilt artist Jack Edson, who came all the way from Hamburg, NY to visit us.

In GUILD NEWS, we are still in need of members willing to chair the next quilt show.   It sounds like a colossal undertaking, but the members pitch in a lot and the committee chairs all do a great job with their part of the planning. Please consider giving it a try- it's great way to meet members you haven't had a chance to get to know during meetings.
We are also in need of someone to oversee the making of the next raffle quilt.  This is your chance to design a quilt and let the members do much of the actual sewing for you!

 Mary Kozub announced the theme for the next challenge: Naughty or Nice.  I could tell by the giggling and buzz of conversation, there were plenty of ideas swirling around the room.  I'm sure some even went home and started their quilt.. 
If you haven't seen the current challenge quilts on display yet, please head over to the Richmond Memorial Library before Feb 28.  More information here.


Martha Lorshbaugh is trying to clean up her UFOs this year.

Nancy Ellers snowman mug rugs

A "tumbler" flag using a cutting gadget

the kitties also came with the cutter

A valentine's day door hanger

This will be part of a fundraiser at the Clarence quilt show in April

A bit of whimsy from Nancy

Donna Tomski just got this from her quilter, made with 5 inch tumblers

The back of Donna's quilt

Michelle Graham made this for her daughter, who then chose different colors... this one will also be for her daughter.

 Julie Brandon, Val Schultz and Kathi Everett collaborated on this quilt, titled "Enchantment". It has been juried into the Beauty in Pieces: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century exhibit, which will debut at the International Quilt fest in Chicago later this year.

Pat Gardner is donating this quilt to the St Mary's cancer center

Suzie Spicer took the quilt as you go class

Susie's came out a bit different because she did her own thing

Angie Vallette made this using cork fabric

Elaine Ross quilted ice-dyed mandalas

Elaine made this from a bag challenge

When all you can do is make art, make art!

Jack Edson gave us a wonderful history of his quilting journey.

 He began by making miniatures- hand pieced!

Jack says he is at heart a colorist, and loves to play with the way colors interact with each other.

 He uses traditional quilt blocks to make many of his portrait quilts, often making two versions of the block and cutting away what he doesn't need.

 Inspired by this poster of John Lennon, Jack made the quilt below- his most popular and at time, his least favorite.  He is working on smaller versions of this to be sold.

This is a sample of the collage class Jack teaches.

You can see more of Jack's work on display at the Nichols School in Buffalo through  April 3.

It's retreat week!  Watch this space for scenes of our favorite 4 days of the year!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bars Challenge on Display!

Here's the challenge exhibit.  How did you like it?

Challenge co-chairs Mary Kozub and Kathi Everett were thrilled by the number and variety of entries in this year's "Bars" challenge!  Hanging the quilts in the gallery room at the Richmond Memorial Library was a different, but exciting, challenge.

Making the final adjustments

It came together smoothly and the result is a gorgeous display of the talent in our Guild!

Here is a wall by wall view. 

And here for your enjoyment are the entries.  Make sure you stop by the library anytime before Feb 28 to enjoy them in person and vote for your favorites.
Members, be sure to make your choices for awards in each category!  If you can't get in to see the show in person, you can email your choices to Mary Kozub. PLEASE be sure your ballot gets to Mary by noon on March 17, to allow her time to tally before the meeting the next day. The ballot with the list of categories is here.

Barcode, by Susan Rathbun

What if the Moon Were Square, by Gloria Crittenden

Over the Rainbow, by Lausei Kozub

Salad Bars, by Mary Ellen Casey

Piano Bars, by Elaine Ross

Glowing From Inside, by Mary Ellen Ames

Dirty Martini, by Mary Lowe

A Winter Day, by Gloria Crittenden

Salute to the Lowly Barcode, by Ann Renica

Bars Behind Bars, by Nancy Ellers

Barbecue Grillin', by Elaine Lemley

Name the Bar, by Martha Lorshbaugh

High Tech Tuck Bars, by Susan Rathbun

Amish Bars, by Dorothy Doerrer

Marginal Way: Ogonquit, ME, by Cynda Watroba

Breaking Free of Self-Imposed Barriers, by Dodie Morrison

Race Point: Provincetown, MA, by Cynda Watroba

Let's Sing a Few Bars, by Terry McGuire

Bar Harbor, Maine, by Chris Kuehl

Barky Birches, by Joan Gaylord

Parallel Bars, by Elaine Ross

Alien Plant Life, by Martha Lorshbaugh

Big Amazing Red Spots, by Mary Kozub

Beautiful Women, by Mary Kozub

Star Bars, by Donna Sofokles