MEMBER SHOW AND TELL
Enjoying each others' accomplishments is a favorite part of our monthly meetings that we have been missing during the pandemic. We have been doing a photo show and tell as part of our newsletter, and have decided to start an on-line gallery of some of our talented guild members' recent work.
Stacked Squares baby quilt by Shawnna Casazza. This quilt was donated to Melody Casey’s very worthy “Quilts for Cops” program that she has started in Eureka. “Quilts for Cops” provides small quilts for our police to keep in their car for handing out to kids involved in a bad situation who need comfort.
Starburst Flowers by Shawnna Casazza.
Foxy Squirrels baby quilt by Shawnna Casazza. the fabric is Tula Pink fixes and squirrels!
Teal Flowers by Shawnna Casazza.
Kathleen Littfin hand-pieced, hand-quilted, and hand-trapuntoed this beauty over a two year period. . he named it "Ode to Jinny" because she used Jinny Beyer fabric and her soft-edged-piecing technique. She said it's her favorite quilt she's ever made. It was accepted to Paducah in 2018, Houston in 2019, and Road to California in 2019, where it won third place.
This is a friendship quilt. Five quilters contributed blocks which used a common fabric. It will hang it in church for most of July—it is so sunny and summery.
This hand appliqued quilt from Sylvia Bryan is a Yoko Saito mystery quilt pattern. She said:
"I took a class last year, had done hand applique before but not this intricate. Learned a couple of new techniques and bought lots of taupes and woven fabrics! Textured fabric is good! This was a 17 month project for me, well I was doing other projects at same time too. Then I had Joyce Grafe of Joyful Quilts do the long arm quilting for me....I am so glad this has evolved into such a treasure for me, I just love this quilt!! "
Sylvia Bryan also made this quilt called Wild Wild West after the fabric line and panel its made of. It is full of hidden items made from clip art resized to fit into the cowboy patterns of the fabric. the label on the back has a key to the hidden items. Perfect for Parker's 11th Birthday.
In February the Art Quilt Group had a snow dyeing session at the Quilt Gallery. We had to take our projects home to let the snow melt overnight to see the results. We shared them at the March meeting. Here are just a few of the beautiful results. The pictures don't do them justice. You should definitely give this a try if you get the chance! Look for projects with these lovely fabrics on the future.
The Art Quilt Group met in March and shared their small projects on the theme of "Green" and "Hand Stitched". Fun to see the many different directions that quilters took these ideas.