This was my first time at Quilts at the Creek, and I'm not sure it's going to continue, so I'm so glad I managed to make it to this one! Our meeting mostly consisted of attending Valerie Goodwin's lecture and trunk show entitled "A Dialogue Between Quilting and Architecture"
Valerie gave an absolutely fascinating talk, starting with how her architecture training has influenced her quilting and fibre arts work.
She talked about what she sees as the similarities between architectural process and the quilting process, and focused on design, texture, depth, colour, shape and other aspects. She also talked about how she started doing workshops with students. She uses a wealth of techniques, including collage, applique, and hand stitching. Most recently she has been doing aerial views and using laser cut fabrics.
Valerie was a really inspirational speaker, and her quilts and process are very unique, and beautiful. If you haven't seen her quilts or heard her speak, and you have a chance to, I really recommend that you do so!
After the trunk show, we had a trip round the quilt exhibit, aided by a handy scavenger hunt list of quilt features and types. The weather was amazing, although I really had to search out some water, because it was HOT!
Sorry, not so many pics--I was too busy looking at the quilts!
Anyway, there were four winners, who got tickets to the Creativ Festival in October, or the Textile Museum.
That's it for July! Hope everyone enjoyed the break in August before we started again in September.