Thursday, April 30, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
At a recent MS SAQA “pod” meeting we challenged ourselves to use a capital “H” in a small quilt.
I saw lots of different “H’s” in this picture that I took last February in the Outer Banks of NC along the beach.
Zoomed in and cropped.
Techniques/Materials: commercial cottons, tulle, an assortment of thread including Superior’s King Tut and Fantascico, applique fused, heavily machine quilted, traditional binding hand stitched to the back, insert skewer under top triangles to hang.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
At Great Grampa Grabers, these cousins wait for supper to be served.
... as a Quilter
I enjoyed a SAQA meeting today in Jackson. We showed our "H" Challenge pieces. Can you find an "H" in each piece of fiber art below?
Rhonda demonstrated how to use household latex paint to make beautiful fabric. She tore up a bed sheet and gave each of us a piece to paint.
There are lots of ways to make fabric: stamping, brushing, painting, screen printing, and finding all kinds of household objects to use for texture.
Martha made a beautiful path along the trees at sunset.
We learned lots of different techniques.
Drying our newly made fabric.
Those purple and yellow clouds are outstanding!
I especially liked the bubble wrap with the orange paint.
Some more pretty fabric.
Now it will be interesting to see how this fabric will be used in a piece of art!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
This is my 4th Lily in this series.
I made this one as a sample for an upcoming workshop.
It is finished with a facing stitched to the back and ready to hang.
Talya turned 3 today.
Her Aunt Claudia kept order while she opened her gifts.
After a Dominos Pizza supper the children enjoyed sparklers.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
We are remodeling our church house. They have demolished the old classroom walls with termite damage and are getting ready to build on a new addition.
Recent guests in our home have been a group from Faith Mission Home in Virginia. Ashton enjoyed visiting with them so much and wanted to be included in the picture.
… as a Quilter
Our Possum Town Quilters enjoyed a class with Flavin Glover from Auburn, AL.