Fiberistas and friends had a wonderful time at Mary’s house today. here are just a few of the creations.
08 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
This month Julie lead us in making pockets for the Breast Pocket Project started by Melanie Testa. http://melanietesta.com/2012/10/breast-pockets-with-deadline-1000-pockets-in-3-weeks/ We more or less followed directions in Quilting Arts Magazine/Nov 2014 issue #71. We are submitting this batch to the magazine for the Reader Challenge. Every pocket submitted will be published, either in the April/May 2015 issue or at quiltingdaily.com, and then donated to Melanie’s Breast Pocket Project.
In 2015 we plan to each make a pocket every month using the technique of that month. We will donate them to a cancer unit in our local area.
03 May 2014 Leave a comment
Today Diane introduced us to Layer It On from the Fall issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. It is a process of creating fabric from scraps, then stamping with paint, then layering on sheers,then quilting, then cutting away the sheer from the stamped area. Here is what we have so far.
Frances used one solid piece of fabric rather than creating fabric from scraps. The above photo shows her painted stamps drying. Below is after layering on 2 different sheers and starting to do the quilting.
Steph has several fabrics in her background, stamping and has layered on a sheer with flowers printed on it.
Beth pieced her fabrics and is using the same sheer as Steph.
08 Feb 2014 1 Comment
Steph introduced us to creating the illusion of transparency. She and Janet had taken a class with Judi Warren Blaydon.
Here are a few close ups of our samples.
02 Feb 2014 1 Comment
Here are some of the 6×6’s we did using the Painting with Stitches technique we learned last month
Diane here. I wasn’t able to attend the meeting as we are in sunny Tucson, but I did finish my 6″x6″ piece too. It’s fringed too!!! Ta da:
16 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
The January meeting found us learning about thread painting with the decorative stitches on our machines. Some of us just experimented on scrap fabric. A couple made fabric collages and used our stitches to embellish. Julie combined using ribbon and decorative stitches with great results. Janet started experimenting with free motion quilting with the decorative stitches. Kathy choose to use just one stitch and thread but varied the length and width along the way. That is why we like to work as a group because we always discover something from the other members creativity!
For 2014, we have also given ourselves a challenge. We must bring a completed piece the following month that uses the technique we learned. The minimum size is 6″x6″
02 Nov 2013 1 Comment
Several months ago, several of use decided to do a challenge. We each created an 8 1/2″ x 11″ Art Quilt and then it was passed on each month to another person in the group. Each person then created a new 8 1/2″ x 11″ Art Quilt inspired by the original that they received that month. They could choose the theme, a color, a style or any other aspect as their inspiration. No one was allowed to see any of the originals prior to their month and no one shared their new quilts until this month. We then went around the group and shared what we had created based on the inspiration piece. I am loading the “groups.” The picture in the upper left hand corner is the original and the rest are the creations inspired by the original. It was a great experience and we were wowed by the different interpretations. We will do another challenge (TBA) in 2014. One person couldn’t make it so we will be adding those pictures at a later date!Beth