Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 2017

Thirteen members were present for the September  TAGY meeting.

This year's Christmas Party was discussed and it was decided to hold it at the January meeting so more people could attend.  The gift exchange is related to the Year of the Rooster. If you bring a wrapped gift, you received a wrapped gift.
Hand embroidery

Ginger was happy to say the Embroidered Double Wedding Ring quilt won 3rd place at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest, People's Choice.  She notified the family of the woman who made the quilt.  If you look closely at the photos you will see that the design is not made from fabric, but is all hand embroidered, and the quilt is hand quilted as well.

Jan H brought quilting books to give away, as well as fresh tomatoes from her garden.

Alice is working on a quilt calendar.

Calendar quilt
Linda M brought the latest issue of Quilting Arts magazine which has an article on the HERstory quilts.
Jeannette discussed the Brown Bag Challenge at Paintbrush Piecers' Quilt Guild where each artist selected an adjective, noun, and a verb from brown bags and made a quilt from those words.
Lili told us the "Place in Someone's Heart" quilts were well received in Meeteetse.  They were given to Ginger to hang at the Cody Library.

Pam H gave the program on Transparent Paint versus Dyes.  Below are several photos of the beautiful pieces she painted on linens and commercial fabrics.
A fun and informative meeting with very talented ladies!

 1.  Painted using masking tape as a resist.

2. Freezer paper resist.

3. Elmer's Blue School gel resist.

 4. Sun print on over-painted commercial fabric.

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017, Eclipse

NASA image
NASA is sponsoring an Eclipse Art Quilt project.  See more info below, or click on this link

Eclipse Art Quilt Project

If you have an artistic nature, why not share your talent by participating in the August 21, 2017, Eclipse Art Quilt project?  After viewing the partial or total solar eclipse, create your own piece of artwork. You have until September 15, 2017 to complete your work, take a picture and upload it to this Flickr group or on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #EclipseArtQuilt. Don’t forget to include a brief description with your uploaded image.
If you are not able to view the eclipse (i.e. cloud cover), you can still participate in this project by viewing the eclipse via our live webcast by visiting our home page.
All artwork will be displayed on this webpage as part of the Eclipse Art Quilt Project. A large poster of the quilt will be taken to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in New Orleans, December 2017.
  • Artwork must be original
  • Only one upload per person
  • Submission must Include:
    • First Name
    • Brief Description
    • Eclipse viewing location
Artwork may be in any of following mediums:
  • Drawing- pencil, charcoal, colored pencils
  • Painting-oils, acrylics, water medium
  • Mixed media/collage
  • Computer generated art