What a fun-packed time at IHQ today!
A short Quarterly Business Meeting, then on to a special trunk show by Sandra Mollon, an International professional instructor, and author.
Sandra lives in our own Calaveras County and is not a stranger to our guild. We look forward to her teaching a class in May on her art quilt technique. Students in her class will be working on photographic images transformed into art quilts.
We will be working on an appliqued Lily similar to this one:
The walls of the main room were covered with gorgeous artwork At first glance, many looked like photographs. Until you took a closer look and could see the intricate piecing and quilting.
Since Sandra was here today we were able to book a different class for 2021. She will teach her Thread Painting technique that she used while making this artwork:
Thank you so much for sharing your art, Sandra! We will see you back in May.
♥ TTFN ♥
Photos of Sandra Mollon’s art were taken with her expressed permission.
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.
Apologies for not keeping y’all up to date! When our (fun and successful) Quilt Faire was over, I enjoyed a vacation from my computer. Then I was busy gathering the supply list items for class.
A few of us in the Guild took a class called “Naturescape” last Monday & Tuesday. It is a technique used to take a photo of something and create a stained glass “picture” of it. The instructor was Doris Williams, a professional artist and former guild member. She is a very easy-going lady, with infinite patience. As a complete stranger to this technique I was moving at a slower pace than most, but Doris helped me tweak my design and find better fabrics to use. This transformed my mess into a landscape. I have worked hard to finish my wall hanging, but it’s doubtful I will make it to “Sew & Tell” at tomorrow’s meeting.
Don’t worry – I will have the camera charged to take photos of the ones from class that are displayed. 🙂
In the meantime, you can admire my two favorites from her collection…