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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.