Eleven TAGY members met on January 7th to start the New Year off on a positive note. Present were: Jeanne, Jeannette, Linda, Jane, Marybeth, Lili, Patty, Pam, Ginger, Alice, and our newest member Cate Parrish. Welcome, Cate.
Our TAGY group started the first Wyoming Chapter of the National Quilting Association (NQA) last year. In support of National Quilting Day, on March 16th, we will meet at the Quilt House in Powell for a day of fabric dyeing, beginning at 9 a.m. We will take photos, which will be sent to the NQA to be part of their showcase at the NQA Quit Show in Columbus, Ohio, on June 27-29, 2013.
Jeanne bought black Kona cotton cloth for background drapes for hanging our Book Challenge Quilts at the Big Sky Quilt Retreat and Show in Billings, MT, March 6-9. It was decided to make the drapes a uniform size so they can be used for other TAGY exhibits in the future, and also used at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest for the art quilt category display. Everyone present purchased 2 yards of the fabric from Jeanne, and took it home to make the drapes. Those not present can obtain their cloth from Jeanne at a shared cost of $10 each.
Required Drape Size: 63" finished length.
We will make a 4 inch hanging sleeve along the top, with 1/2 inch turned under for the hem. The hem along the sides and bottom of the drape will be 1/2" rolled twice.
Our Book Challenge quilts will be tacked onto the finished drape at 12 inches from the top.
During Show & Tell, Ginger told us about seeing the huge 9/11 National Tribute Quilt and what an emotionally moving experience it was. It can be viewed on-line at: http://www.folkartmuseum.org/?p=folk&t=images&id=2062
Linda M mentioned two of her art quilts are on display at the State of the Art textile exhibition at Red Rocks Community College in Colorado. She also read a nice email she received from the interpreter working at Devils Tower who said her Devil's Tower quilt "is an inspirational piece of artwork and it truly expresses many aspects of the area including the cultural history and the geology." Linda appreciates that they took the time to email her with their comments. They came across a photo of the quilt on-line.