November 2 – “The Big Reveal”

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-GroupBeth








September Fiberista Meeting

Alas it is Sept and my turn for for an idea for meeting. I was in  a quandry as to what to do and I found this one day and thought it might be fun to try I don’t knit and thought it was cool to be able to make a piece of material that looked as though I had knitted .

 Sorry this post is late. The good thing is it doesn’t require a lot of things to get. the basics are some chenille  yarn, netting and thread to match, wash-away stabilizer and your machine. Enclosed is the page with a cute pattern. If the clutch pattern doesn’t suit you then we can just experiment with the technique for a new fabric .

See everyone on Sat.

Julie G-S


August Meeting – Gel Plate printing

DSC_0240 DSC_0239 DSC_0238 DSC_0237 DSC_0236 DSC_0235 DSC_0234 DSC_0233 DSC_0232 DSC_0231 DSC_0230Another good day.  Some of us had never done gel printing, others continued honing their skills.

Shiva Paint Sticks July Meeting

Sorry I’m so late posting.

July we “played” with using Shiva Paint Sticks for other things besides rubbings.  It was great fun.J dianes-sampler J kathis-unmasked J steph-leaves-bricks-waves J steph-leaves-bricks-waves-2 J sues-bird J sues-dark-piece

I got the pictures from Diane’s Blog because I didn’t have my camera.

Another Finished 3-DCro-Magnon by Frances L A Dack Cro-Magnon by Frances L A Dack

I finished my 3-D.  Here it is.  It uses prequilted fabric, shish-ka-b0b sticks, arrowheads, and palm fronds.

"Cro-Magnon" by Frances L A Dack

   “Cro-Magnon” by Frances L A Dack

Cro-Magnon by Frances L A Dack

Cro-Magnon by Frances L A Dack            

Cro-Magnon close up 2 IMG_6318

Frances catches up

Frances did find success with leaves and clocks.silvery clock on an old curtain

Leaves on Korean silk blend close up 2IMG_6287

Leaves on Korean silk blend closeup  1 IMG_6286

Fiberista Fun Yesterday!

Beth brought along her wonderful collection of carved stamps to use to emboss on fabric.Image


Mary used her tree stamp and some pearlescent powders on batik.


Kathi used black embossing powder and some stamps for these fabrics.



Stephanie used the heat gun to great effect on the acrylic felt.


Frances was off to a slow start….


Julie relaxing with a crochet project.


Thank you Terryn, for introducing us to this cool arty tool to use in our pieces! I know I love the idea of stamping words with the embossing powders!

Next month Kathi will lead the “class” in how to do image transfers to fabric using a laser print and Fluid Acrylic Medium. 



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