After our Quarterly Business Meeting, while we were waiting for our luncheon to be served, we were entertained by Kathie Merrick. She brought in some of her artistic creations to show us, including paintings, clothing, quilts and a Christmas Tree she decorated with ornaments made from thread. Just thread.
Each of her items has a story behind it, of course! And the way she tells that story is so entertaining, she had us giggling like girls. If she gets tired of sewing, she should try stand-up.
To our delight, she brought in the very first quilt she made. A hand pieced and quilted, “Sunbonnet Sue” pattern that Kathie modified by adding applique and embellishments. Photos do not do it justice. We are talking about Stunning here.
You might think, “Overachiever”. Maybe that is what makes her so awesome at sewing. Probably.
Barbara’s favorite craft is making dolls. Each year, Barbara has at least one new doll to the Annual Heirloom Quilt Faire, making her (or his) début.
At our May 21st meeting, Barbara agreed to bring her favorite dolls to share, not only the beautiful dolls but their stories, with us.
[Left to Right] 1. Bisque Lady with camisole & stone necklace; 2. Bisque Lady doll with sculpted roses in her hair; (Barbara Cleveland herself), 3. Bisque reproduction with Russian clothes; 4. Bisque Soldier; 5. All cloth & painted faces; 6. Bisque Google reproduction. 7. Clay sculpted going shopping; 8. Reproduction of a Kestner baby bisque
[Left to Right] 1. Bisque reproduction of a Kestner Baby; 2. Clay sculpted Rapunzel; 3. Cloth Lady; 4. Bisque reproduction of a Scottish Boy; 5. Clay sculpted Old Lady Quilter; 6. Clay sculpted head and hands, Mother Goose; 7. Bisque doll dressed as a gypsy; 8. Bisque doll dressed in Russian Outfit; 9. All cloth doll
Between last Monday’s meeting and our potluck luncheon, we were wowed by 1st Vice President, Jocelyn’s show. Most of us knew her Quilting skills were excellent and we thought we had seen her best work. We were wrong!
Our photographer ruined the photos she took of Jocelyn during the show (cutting her head off was in really bad form), so on the left is a snap of an excited Jocelyn with her Viewer’s Choice Award ribbon. A bit blurry and fuzzy, although we can see her head (and smiling face).
The Guild has an opening for the photographer position, BTW
Jocelyn treated us to her diverse array of quilts and wall hangings, several techniques are used in her collection. Some techniques she learned at classes sponsored by the guild.
Ann “Vanna” Osincup shows a landscape
Close-up of Blue and Gold
Blocks of Ribbon
Much to our delight, Jocelyn shared with us her passion for stones & crystals while we oohed and ahhed over her custom designed jewelry.
If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy – the gal also paints! The set of landscapes with tree houses she displayed were breathtaking.
Thank you Jocelyn for an entertaining and beautiful show. We are looking forward to seeing more of your talented creations!