Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Show and Tell and it's only SEVEN WEEKS until showtime!

Anne O'Geen modeling Kathi Everett's fabulous jacket!
 With the quilt show only SEVEN weeks away, members are busily finishing two years (or more) worth of UFO's!!!

If you missed it the Batavian did a great article about the show!
And the back

Florence Burke made this amazing quilt - paper pieced, of course!

Melanie Watson finished her thread painting project from May's class

Martha Lorshbaugh finished her portrai- of her husband and son- from last year's class with Mary Kozub.

Shirley Lapp used techniques learned at the Ricky Tims seminar to finish this quilt for her grand daughter

Plus a matching doll!

Mary Kozub's round robin with embellishments from members of the "ArtCGirlz"

Mary Kozub is making TWO quilts of this portrait- her grandparents' wedding photo from 1929  This one is a gift for her aunt.

Arlene Kelly donated this little charmer to the Silent Auction for the quilt show.

After our fabulous show and tell, we had demos from several members.

Mary Kozub shows ice dyeing in small containers.  Some lucky members won the samples!  ( I hope they bring them back for September show and tell!)
Cheryl Doody shows her faux piping technique

Martha Lorshbaugh is either showing how to attach a hanging sleeve, or practicing for her part as Frankenstein at Halloween

Melanie Watson shows us the many ways to finish the "Ten Minute Block"

Members:  Did you sign up to work a table at the quilt show?  Are you selling your raffle tickets?  Have you finished everything you registered for the show yet?  ( I haven't)  Are we getting excited for show time???

Guests:  Follow the link at the top of the page (click on the pretty quilt picture) for all the information you need about our show!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Member work on display!

Several members of the Guild also belong to the Rochester Area Fiber Artists, who are having a showing of their work through the month of September!  

Rochester Area Fiber Artists Present ‘Branching Out’:

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Fiber Art exploring the concept of ‘Branching Out’ with new materials, ideas, and complexity.

Williams Gallery
First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24, 5pm-8pm

Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-8pm
It’s best to call the church office at 585-271-9070 to confirm.

Image above: ‘Swampwood’ by Kate Wylie

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Meeting: Brown Bag Reveal and Picnic!

The summer picnic is always a great meeting because we get to sample some of everyone's excellent cooking!  If you go away hungry, it's your own fault!  (personally I can never eat dinner later in the day because I'm still full!)
This July we had a special treat to enjoy as the Brown Bag challenge projects were revealed!  In the bag this time were:
A piece of black and gold print fabric
A piece of a suede clothe type fabric
a wine cork
a length of gold cord
a tassel
some metal washers
a bit of ribbon with beads attached
a piece of chocolate (the wrapper was for the project if desired.)
A dryer sheet
a coffee filter
2 mini clothespins 
Except for the fabrics, you could choose to leave out 2 items
Two clues to help with the process. 
#1 Use an unusual fabric
#2 Add a straight line.
Here is what the members who answered the challenge accomplished!

Kathi Everett, made by hand

Elaine Ross made a little bag- front

Elaine Ross back of bag

Gloria Crittenden

Cynda Watroba

Tracy Jachimowicz used a piece of fabric she painted in a class

Mary Ellen Casey's grand daughter wants this one!

Lori Anderson

Bethany Anderson, inspired by "The Hunger Games"
Mary Ann Watson, who vowed (again) never to do this!

Melanie Watson made a cover for the Community Service book

Alex Hammon made a sash for her childhood friend
 Then we had a second roud of oohs and ahhs for the "regular" Show and Tell items!

Melanie finished the reversible jacket she was working on at retreat in February

Martha Lorshbaugh finished her thread painted piece from the class in May

Martha also finished this scrap quilt with some "dream feathers"

Lori Anderson doesn't think she'll have this round robin finished anytime soon.  The piece was embellished by members of the Art C Girlz

Some of the pieces Lori dyed in the class in June

More of Lori's dyed fabrics

Donna Tomski couldn't remember the name of this pattern.  I can't either- can you?
Donna was working on this at retreat too.

Ann Rupert had a whole bag of goodies, including this cute placemat for a friend.

Ann finished this quilt with some bits she got at a sale.  
In August we'll be treated to some demos by members.  Something for everyone!

Have you registered your quilts for the quilt show yet?  The online form is ready- quick and easy!