Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October Show and Tell

 I wanted our show and tell to stand alone, rather than being a footnote in the post about Linda M Poole.  So, for those who may have missed the meeting, here's what our members were working on last month.

Jenny Grimsley gave both wet and dry cyanotype printing a try. 

Mary Ellen Casey took a class on silk painting

Elaine Ross made this using a picture she created for her photography class. 

Liz Scott is going to be an aunt several times over...

Liz's niece/ nephew #2

Liz designed this one!!!

 Donna Sofokles made placemats for meals on wheels using the samples she made in a class with Philippa Naylor.  She waved them pretty fast, so I only got a couple of pictures, but I didn't want to leave her out.

Eileen Sorochty took this picture of an iron stone fountain (in Ireland, maybe???) , and used thread painting to create it in fabric!

 Susan Rathbun made some placemats with a few things she had in her orphan block stash.

Susan's beautiful Fall table runner.

 Mary Ellen Ames was looking for suggestions as to what to do with this commemorative quilt.  A member who knows the county Historian would like it in her office was happy to take it to her.

Mary Ellen Ames discovered this in some family "archives"

Mary Ellen finished her Summer Solstice, by Judy Neimeyer

Lori Anderson tried some free form stitching...

...and liked it so well, she did it again. 
 For more on this technique, visit http://artfabrik.com/
Kaye Robinson is hoping to help a friend with a naughty dog.

 Sandy Shufelt took a stitching class with Laura Little, and a collage class with Karen Seink, and combined them into a great bag!

Sandy's husband picked out another project for her to make!
The November meeting will be our annual Demo Day!  Always something interesting from our fellow guild members.  Please join us!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

National Teacher, Linda M Poole

After much anticipation and planning, it was finally time for members of the guild to enjoy the talents of Linda M Poole for a few days.

On Thursday, the class was the Acorn Wreath.

 Most of the participants showed off their work at the meeting yesterday. 

On Friday, the class was the Monarch Butterfly.

And here are some of them the next day, when some have gone home and added to their work.  
 Linda is a fun and patient teacher...

..happy to sit down and get you started on something you're having trouble with, while making sure the whole class can get the same information.

At her lecture on Saturday, she shared some stories about how she got started in quilting, showed a wonderful selection of quilts made from pictures taken on vacations- made by Linda and other quilters- as well as a great trunk show of her own work. 

One of the fairies from Linda's Quilted Fairy Tales book
This is the ladybug fairy- who gives them their spots!

Linda also wrote a book on using bias tape

From Linda's Turkish Delights book

The technique we learned is from Linda's "Painted Appliqué" book.  She shows some of the projects in both traditional and painted appliqué.  In these two pictures, you can see the same quilt made both ways.  

We are lucky the guild is able to present teachers like Linda!  If you'd like to be there for the next one, it's easy to become a member of the guild!

Pictures of the October show and tell will be in the next post.