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
SHOW and TELL
|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|
|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...|
|...so 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!