Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 5, 2018

Alice's monthly quilts
Fifteen members and guests were present for the March meeting.  Each person introduced themselves and showed what they were working on this month.  My camera was acting up, so I have only a few pics to share.

Our art quilts will continue to be on display at the bank in Cody until next month when they will be returned at the April meeting.

Karling gave a wonderful program on creating with paint sticks (Paintstik Oil Colors).

Judy's rubbing on plaid
Each person brought fabric squares, and we played a dice game to share some of the squares among those present. Then, using the Paintstiks and templates provided by Karling, we did rubbings on some of the fabric squares.  Jeanne K suggested we make an art quilt using our designs for hanging at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest in September.

paintstick rubbings
Next we made a drawing with the paintsticks on muslin depicting a place we like to be.  The results show we are all out-door gals and many prefer the mountains and streams.

Another fun meeting and learning experience.
Thank you Karling.

Reminder: The April meeting will be presented by Lili, and the color of the month is blue-green.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 5, 2018 meeting

Barb H hand-dyed scarves
In spite of the snowy weather, we had a fun-filled  TAGY meeting.  Thank You everyone for sharing  your projects and experiments.

Barbara H showed her hand-dyed silk scarves, and discussed the different methods of folding, stitching, and shibori that she used.

Alice's Thumb pin-cushion
Alice passed out clever little packages with kits for making a thumb pin-cushion, which we stuffed as the meeting progressed.  A few stitches when we get home and they will look like the purple one in the picture, and be ready to use.

Ginger showed a project she is working on that includes knitting, beading, and then felting.  She will show the finished project at a future meeting. It is a small project that she can take with her as she is traveling.

Jan H has a felting machine and she played with various fabrics to make a coin purse.  She showed
both the finished one, and the one that didn't work out and was a learning experience.  She also said we are welcome to use her felting machine.
Jan H's dragonfly

Jan also made a yellow-green dragonfly wall hanging experimenting with using Mylar and Misty fuse.  Yellow-green was our "color of the month".

Lili showed a wall-hanging and a project she made for Quilting Arts.
Lili's wall-hanging

Jeanne K announced that the quilts that were hung at the 1st Bank of Wyoming in Powell in January are now hanging at the Bank of the West in Cody.

Barbara P told the group about next September's Yellowstone Quilt Fest which she is heading.  She hopes our group will participate and passed around a sign-up sheet for the different committees available.  More information will be available as time goes on.

Linda's tote bag

Linda M provided the Program on adding Texture with folded fabric techniques.
The two techniques shown were a Continuous Prairie Points variation and Hexagon Chopkey as discussed in "Folded Fabric Elegance" by Rami Kim.  Linda showed examples of two tote bags she made using these techniques.

Next month's program will be given by Karling, and our color for March is Green.