Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 2012

Jane was host of the February meeting.  The program was making porcelain buttons. At right everyone is painting their creations, and below are the freshly painted buttons before being fired.  Jane will fire the buttons in a kiln and bring them to the next meeting.  More about porcelain in Wikipedia.

The March meeting will be held in Powell at Linda's place, and we will be snow dyeing. Bring pre-washed white fabric or muslin, or PFD fabric. A map and directions will be sent out before the meeting.

Most of the eleven members present brought in their thread bowls from last month's program.  Below is a photo of the bowls made by Sue; Alice; Linda; Lili; Patty; Jeanne, and Barbara.  Jeannette made four bowls but sent them off as gifts.  Jan made a bowl for a gift and brought us a photo (below).

More Show & Tell
In addition to the thread bowls for Show & Tell, Sue showed us some thread-painted quilt blocks for a quilt in progress.  Marybeth brought her hand quilted Asian quilt, and photos of frost printed on fabric.  We will see more of this later as she plans to have fabric made from the beautiful photos.  Lili showed colorful, hand-made molas she purchased on her vacation (photo). More on the mola art form here.

Barbara brought her Under-the-Sea quilt to give to Jeanne who has some of the others in her possession. In April we will ship all the Under-the-Sea quilts to the Mancuso show in Denver. Everyone is reminded to bring your Under-the-Sea quilt to the April meeting when we will pack them for shipment.  Also please send Kathy a short bio and/or description of your piece to be displayed with the quilt. Kathy needs this info ASAP, email  lichty@nemontel.net . See Kathy's new photography web site at: http://www.kathylichtendahl.com/

Jane brought the quilt she made from children's drawings. Her daughter is a teacher and her students colored on fabric.  Jane pieced the blocks together and the quilt will be raffled as a fund raiser for the school.  This is the second year Jane has made a school fund raiser quilt (photo).

A link to information about the 2012 TAGY challenge has been added to this blog, on the right.

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