Saturday, June 27, 2009
The Mile 0 Quilt Guild has been taking part in aRt Shift for the month of June. We have a show hung at the local library, called the 'Evolution of Quilting', the show is hung from the oldest quilts to new modern quilt art. Fantastic, and lot's of folks have viewed it. We have also held a demo each Saturday. Today was the last Saturday, we hand tyed a chemo quilt. I made the quilt and several members helped tye it. Our guests were the Potluck in the Basement Singers, they did a great job of entertaining and also joined in to help tie the quilt :) The library staff provided, beverages and goodies. It was a fun day, and great way to wrap up our month long show.
Here are some pictures from today. The girls in 'white' blouses are from the singing group. The picture of four us tying are from the left, Ginny, Roz, Lynn and myself, with Counsillor Marilyn Belak looking on.
The local art group currently has a show hanging at our local Gallery. Our Gallery is an old grain elevator, it is awesome. You can see pictures here: http://www.pris.bc.ca/artgallery/
I went up today and took some pictures, I have several of my Women series and Four of my Still Lifes hanging in the show. Two of my Still Lifes have sold and are gone, and another one has a sold sticker on it. I am thrilled.
Here are some pictures. The one picture gives you an idea of the different levels as you progress to the top of the gallery.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I decided to try my poppy pattern in tone on tone fabric, rather than the hand dyed. I'm quite pleased with the result. I also used WonderFil thread for the thread painting, really do like their threads.
Just finished this yesterday. I've included a close up, love that copper thread!
We finally had a bit of rain, but not near enough...we'll take what we can get though.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I took a class with Sandra Fisher from Sask last Sunday. What a knowledgeable woman, I learned so much about thread and my machine! I've always said I'm a 'lifelong' learner and so the journey carries on.
Anyway, we used Sandra's design and WonderFil thread, I love that thread! I changed the colors and used my own combo and here is what I did.
I've now started a poppy (my own design) using the wonderfil thread and am having fun.
Thanks to my quilting friend Pat for bring Sandra to our small town.
I've enclosed some pictures of the class, our guild rents this room by the month, so 'it's ours' and we love it.