Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 2018

Seventeen members and guests attended the November TAGY meeting, in spite of unsettled weather.

Part of Marketplace exhibit
Ginger and her three guests took down the TAGY "Marketplace" exhibit from Bank of the West and laid it out for display.  It will be saved for the Big Sky Quilt Show & Retreat to be held in March.  The TAGY art quilt exhibits are placed on the stage at this Montana quilt show each year.







The Challenge for 2019 was chosen to be "Doors or Gateways".
The Challenge will be due at the August TAGY meeting and will be hung at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest in September.  Size is to be up to a 100 inch perimeter, any shape you choose.  Some of us like to keep a Wyoming theme, but this is not required.

Many beautiful items were displayed at Show & Tell (see pics).
Marie from Red Lodge created these beautiful fabrics and quilts with thickened dyes.


Ginger made items for the Human Society fund-raiser (left), and Jeannette is experimenting with bird ornaments (center). Also shown were these beautiful  Halloween bags made by Carol Shephard.

Items from the "Marketplace" exhibit
Colleen gave the program on the history of Hawaiian quilting, which was very interesting and informative.  She showed us examples of traditional quilting methods, and some with a modern twist which use more than two colors.

Traditional Breadfruit pattern
Wyoming paintbrush flower

New Update:
Marie Shirley Jones just learned that her art is on a traffic light box in Billings. Congrats Marie!





















Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2018

Fifteen members and guests attended the October 1st TAGY meeting.  A calendar was passed around the members signed up to provide programs for next year.  This is published at the right on the blog.

Jan H mentioned her work supporting the Animal Shelter and their upcoming event.  Donations of dog treats, blankets, etc. are requested for their fundraiser.

Ginger had tickets for the Taste of the Town event sponsored by CASA.  She also mentioned our "Marketplace" quilts are on display at the Bank of the West in Cody this month.

Alice showed her work on a fish made with fusing-backed scraps.  This will go on a quilt she is making.



Ben likes to work with paper and she brought a couple of beautiful seasonal cards she made recently.




Jan W showed a photo of the breast cancer quilt aka "Flip-flops" she made for a group in Florida, and she is selling tickets as a fund raiser to win this quilt.

Jan W also showed the advent calendar shown here.  Each house has pockets to hold the treats. This is from a panel available at Friends and Company in Cody.



Linda M brought Marybeth's "cuadros" or little quilt she purchased at the opening reception of "Picturing Paradise", an exhibit at NW College in Powell.
These beautiful quilts were made by women living in the shanty towns outside of Lima, Peru, and depict their hopes and dreams.  This exhibit can be viewed at the SinClair Gallery, in the Orendorff Building  on 6th Street from 8am to 5pm daily through Monday, Oct 15.


Zann brought several recently made items for Show & Tell, including a garden apron, mug rugs, and a glasses case.



PROGRAM:

An excellent program on Binding was given by Jan Wilbur.
Jan is an expert on attaching bindings to finished quilts and she shared her secrets with the group, and provided a step-by-step handout.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month's meeting.  Next month Colleen will show us how to do Hawaiian applique.  The color of the month is Orange.