May 29, 2012

May

We began this month's meeting by finalising our entries into the Quilts at the Creek event that the York Heritage Quilters Guild is hosting this coming July.  It looks like members of our guild will be contributing five quilts this year.

Then it was on to show and tell!  Nicole started us off with an A.MAZ.ING appliqued quilt she made.  Unfortunately, I forgot to get my camera ready in time, and this was the only shot I got where the lighting was ok.  (I'm still getting used to my DSLR...sheesh.)

TMQG May Meeting - Nicole

Nicole also gave us the bittersweet news that she landed a great research position in Boston, so she will be leaving us. :(  But we wish her all the best, and know that she's going to kick butt down there!  We hope she'll come back to visit.

Andrea was up next, and she shared one of her most recent pieces of art with us.  She used stretchy workout-gear fabrics to construct a three-dimensional surface which she then stretched over a frame and stuffed.  I'm really looking forward to the next stages in this exploration of material and dimension.

TMQG May Meeting - Andrea

TMQG May Meeting - Andrea

Finally, Kaye showed off her latest quilt, which she's calling "The Geese Have Landed."  There are lots of yummy prints and solids in there, and I just love the movement that's created by the alternating strips of geese.

TMQG May Meeting - Kaye

Frankly, there wasn't much show/tell this month, since it seems that lots of us are either right in the middle of a project, or have just finished and already gifted their latest quilts.  (That would be me and my Vintage Chevrons.)  Some months seem more productive than others sometimes, don't they?

We also had some great news about guild members in print!  Kaye shared with us her project in the current issue of Stitch Craft Create (you can read more about it on her blog), and Doris told us that she has a project in the next issue of Quilter's Connection.  How exciting!

We're hoping to get back to some more demonstrations over the next few meetings, and we discussed the possibility of doing some block printing.  We'll keep you posted about that over the next few weeks. 

Alright, I guess that's it for this month's recap.  See you next month!

1 comment:

  1. Love the last shot of Kaye's great quilt and her cute legs!

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