Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 2014

The March TAGY meeting was attended by thirteen members and guests.  We missed our Clark friends who were snowed in after another week of stormy weather.
Introductions with Show & Tell included this month's challenge of Time.  Our talented group interpreted this word in various ways - including clocks, seasons, presents, hourglass, and more.

 Those who were unable to finish their Time challenge can bring them next "time".

Next month's challenge is River.  It was decided that our river should be 1 1/2 inches wide at the left and right borders of your art quilt.  What you do with your river in the center is up to you (narrow, wide, meandering, hidden by a building or landscape, etc).  The reason they must be 2 1/2 inches on the borders is so we can hang the quilts so that the river lines up and flows from one piece to the next.  See the website on A River Runs Through It for an example.  Rather than a regular binding around this piece, please use a facing or pillowcase turning method.  This way the river will flow from one quilt to the next.

Remember, we will be hanging our monthly challenges at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest in September.

Linda presented the program this month with  Dewent Inktense pencils that the manufacturer was kind enough to send us.  They work like watercolor pencils.  After drawing or coloring with them you use a damp paintbrush and some fabric medium to wet the colors and bring out the
bright inks.  Some of our playing with pencils is shown below.

After the meeting, several of us went to the Cody Country Art League and hung the Gossip Quilts from last year's challenge.  An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, from 3pm to 5pm.  Please bring friends and family, as well as veggies or cheese and crackers to share.

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