The Textile Artists of Greater Yellowstone met at the Grizzly Room at the Cody Library for their meeting and 2021 Christmas Party. (December is way too busy for all of us, so the Party is generally in January). Present were Carol, Kris, Alice, Judy, Sue, Pam, Jan W., Jan H., Jeanette, Bart, Lili and Ellen. Each member brought their own lunch.
Monthly Challenge: It was decided that we would follow the example of the Fast Friday Quilt Challenge that some of the members have done. Except you will have a month to complete the challenge. Please refer to www.fastfridayquilts.blogspot.com to gain knowledge of what the monthly challenge will be. Each month, a TAGY member will "host" a challenge. If you are the host, you can decide if it is a technique, theme, color, etc. It will be up to the host to decide. You will find instructions on this BLOG for each monthly challenge. There is a sign-up sheet for you to be the host on a given month.
For January, Pam has presented a challenge to take a quilt block (orphan quilt block/orphan quilt, as she puts it) and cut it up to redesign it into something interesting. Bring it to the February meeting and show it. We can grow from this if we also kindly critique a piece. Fear not! We are a gentile group interested in growing our talents and skills in our artwork. The guidelines for this will be posted soon. In the meantime, take a look at Quilting Arts Magazine Oct/Nov 2020. Or log into QATV_2600_eBook_final.pdf (quiltingdaily.com) This will give you some ideas.
More information will follow on this soon.
Note: This is not in place of the monthly programs. That is a different sign up sheet.
Show and Tell:
Ellen brought honeycomb from her bees. There was enough for everyone to have a piece of it. Yummiest honey ever! She also shared some beekeeping experiences.
|Pam showed a change of address card she received from her friend.|
|Jan H. showed some ice-dyed silk scarves and cotton cloth.|
|Under the Sea string flag from Jan W to Jan H|
|Cute box with coasters from Jeanette to Lili|
|Beautiful journal from Judy to Sue|
|Rope fabric bowl with amazing button and table runner from Barb to Jeanette|
|Beautiful ice dyed kitchen towels and ornament from Pam to Barb|
|Christmas tree napkins and table runner from Sue to Ellen|
|Microwave bowl cozies and hot mitt from Jan H to Pam|
|Lili opening coasters and box|
|Very cute fabric pieced oven mitt from Alice to Jeanne|
|Barb opening bag with fabric|
|Barb with hand dyed fabric|
|Gorgeous table runner with really big buttons from Jeanne to Jan W.|
|Sue opening such a cute journal book|
|Ellen admiring table runner|
|Judy looking so darned cute in wool hat from Ellen|
|Alice in soft and cozy neck warmer/cowl from Kris to Alice|
|Kris with soft rice pack neck warmer from Lili to Kris|
|Kris with crystals from Lili|
|Cool coasters from Jeanette to Lili|
|Yummy gingersnap cookies from Jan W to Jan H|
A good time was had by all!!