Monday, November 7, 2016

November 2016

Flower-pounding card by Carol Kimble.
September TAGY program.
Ten members met on November 7th and discussed our calendar for 2017.  This is published at the right of the blog.

It was decided to have Monthly Learning Challenges as follows:
January - April: Architecture  (anything from a door-knob to buildings, etc)
May - August: Microscopic
September - December: My Back Yard
There are no restrictions on sizes.

The theme for our 2017 Art Quilt Challenge is: Wild West
Interpret "Wild" however you wish.
Size: 18" x 24", or 24" x 18" (either orientation).

We all enjoyed Show and Tell items, and discussed what to bring to Big Sky Quilt Retreat in Billings in March.  The bi-annual quilt show and retreat will be held at the Shriners' Auditorium on March 8-11.  We will hang our art quilts on their stage.  Marybeth said we can buy the black sheets that were used at the spring tea fundraiser in Powell.  They will make good back-ground sheets for hanging our art quilts at shows.

We plan to hang the quilts from the 2016 Challenge: "A Place in Someone's Heart", which are due at the March 6th TAGY meeting.  Remember to include a hanging sleeve and a label.  More information is coming on this.

The photo was sent in by Carol Kimble, the regional SAQA rep from Montana, who came to our September meeting.  She said she would love to come visit again and thinks we have a very special group.  I agree!

Show & Tell items made for the Animal Shelter Fund Raiser

Chicken sweaters and a pillow

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 2016

Carol Kimble, SAQA rep
Due to the Labor Day holiday, TAGY members met the second Monday of September.
We were delighted to be joined by the MT/ID regional Studio Art Quilt Association rep Carol Kimble who drove down from Bozeman MT.  Carol talked about how SAQA helps to promote textile art, and showed us some of her work. She feels we should have a regional show.

Fifteen members and guests were present. Guests include Julia Dowling and Laura Bierma, who we hope will join our group in the future.

We had a book signing of many Fabric of Memory books about the Heart Mountain Internment Camp.

Lili signing books.

Show and Tell: leaves and techniques
Show and Tell included past work as well as new work done by members and guests.  It was a great reminder of the fun projects of this group.

The program this month was "pounding flowers" with supplies provided by Marybeth and Linda.