Monday, October 24, 2016

Hangin Around

Chris Wickert offered all a chance to buy a raffle ticket for this silk quilt. Slipped on the back of her chair, it sat out the meeting and dared anyone to best it for color and workmanship. No competition.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Clean-up

The clothesline has been up so long that the Virginia creeper is using it. With a couple more weeks, I'll take the line down, signaling the end of the outside dying season. But not just yet.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

To See as Others See

Perks of having a friend visit is seeing your town through new eyes. This Albert Paley statue at the Memorial Art Gallery was one on our tour of public installations. Jane Sassaman did not let rain stand in her view.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Figure This

Jane Sassaman creates a simple block quilt that can transpose and translate fabric to become something else. Jane makes the quilt seem intricate and difficult, but it is her wonderful fabric that does the work. It is getting scrutinized by members of the GVQC.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Sassaman Kind of Day

Today's speaker for the GVQC was Jane Sassaman. Her lecture was perfect -- funny, kind, logical, and inspiring. My take was that the design for her art filtered into her fabric designs. This quilt is mainly squares, cut just so, that catch just a certain part of the fabric. Lovely.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How Do I Rip Thee

Let me count the ways. A friend gave me this little hooked scalpel, and it is just perfect to catch under the stitch and rip away. The holes from getting punched by the needle disappear with a spritz.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In the Hot Seat

Using a dye painted light canvas made last year, it was time to put the canvas too the bottom, so to speak, and make a Queen Anne into a Anne Shirley (lots of red hair, from of Anne of Green Gables.)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Markers in Granite

Out the window of our workshop was a quiet, meditative cemetery. The graphics, the letterforms, and the shapes of the stones are a reflection for adding shape and line in abstract compositions. Maybe not what the place is for, but what I took away from my visit.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

End of the Day

Not a full house for this Bow Tie class (at least on quilter was missing from this shot), but definitely a class full of talent and loads of fun. We managed to make a block or two while geting a good amount of chatter on design with the new skinny line yesterday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Old Home Week

We made super fun Bow Tie blocks today, and Becky returned and brought the piece she finished after taking my Skinny Line Leaf class months ago. Loved seeing this and I'm looking forward to seeing her Bow Ties.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Packing Up

Saturday's class in Bow Ties gets packed up and ready to go. My commute is short, just around the next corner, and I'm looking forward to the day. Now for a good night's sleep.