Friday, August 19, 2011

A quilty kind of week

Someone on one of my email lists asked if quilty was a word, and the decision was that if we use it enough, it is. And since it fits this week....

Monday started the week with a  meeting with my new art-quilt friend who I met at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. We both brought things for show and tell, me my quilts, her some works in progress and pictures of the amazing dolls and other items she's made. We talked for two hours about fabric and supplies and publishing and studios and sewing machines and a zillion other things, only breaking off when we realized our SOs/husbands would be wondering where we were. Such fun!

Tuesday it was on to provide the program at my quilt guild. I focused on threadwork and my technique for painting my quilts. Great audience, of course, and they asked a lot of good questions about materials and techniques. My program title? "Playing with Thread."

Besides having fun, this was a great chance for me to review my work and think about how I'm adapting and changing my techniques.

Since then, I've been working on a couple of pieces in progress and planning a new piece. This weekend, I need to get several pieces framed – I'd waited until the program was over to make them easier to transport. I should have something new to post by the end of the weekend.

More later.

1 comment:

Susan in N. GA said...

Your meeting sounds wonderful Vicki. I love your beach themed pieces. I made a postcard sized beach theme piece a while back. You have inspired me to try something larger. Blessings.
PS, I met you on the TreadleOn list.