Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Learning to Make Fabric Landscapes

We had a great crowd at the April meeting.  The weather has finally turned spring like bringing out the flowers and the quilters.

Pictured below are the three block choices for the May meeting Block of the Month.  Sarah is carrying on the flower theme.  The winner of the April blocks was Karen Hanney.  Can't wait to see what she does with those blocks.
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Faith Smith took several quilts from our charity quilt stash to The Ronald McDonald House in Durham.  They were grateful to receive them for the guests at the house.  Faith said some thing the house always needs is pillow cases.  These are often used to carry belongings home.  Faith has issued a challenge to all guild members to make a pillowcase for her to carry down to the house on her next trip. 

When the weather gets bad, quilters get going!  We had several quilters share their recent finishes.
Patty McCrary shares her Starry Night table runner. 

Faith Smith shows her Hero Quilt.

Betty Jo Pernell shows one of her most recent mini quilts.  That is not paper pieced!

The members in attendance enjoyed an evening of learning to make landscapes using fabric and glue on canvas.  Guild member, Eileen Davison, was kind enough to lead us in this technique.  She was also kind enough to share many of the fabrics she uses for her landscapes.  It was a fun evening with many beautiful pieces being created.

You will not want to miss the May meeting!  We will have a guest speaker.  Modern quilt artist, Roxane Lessa, will be presenting "What Every Art Quilter Needs to Know Before They Sew", a presentation of dos and don'ts of art quilting.  Much of what Roxane has to share can also be used in any quilting.  The presentation will include some of her amazing quilts and a slide show of tips and secrets as well as information on design and composition.  Roxane will also be sharing her private coaching program and classes for learning how to create art quilts with interested guild members.  She will also have hand dyed fabrics and other items for sale.  To see Roxane's work, click HERE.  Roxane also has a blog you can check out HERE.   
This will be an informative evening for every one.  Bring a friend!