At our November meeting, we were treated to a very interesting talk from Audrey Esarey on Low Water Immersion Dyeing.
given by Judy where they were given the opportunity to try some of the techniques. Below are pictures of some of the beautiful fabric created.
In keeping with our “It’s a Material World” quilt show theme, she showed how she uses vintage Japanese yukata and other global fabrics in her quilt compositions. Patricia shared her creative approach to developing new ideas for quilt designs. Leapfrogging from one compositional concept to the next, she took us on an exploration of her newest series of quilts – Big Grids with Inserted Curves. You can read more about Patricia at her website https://okanarts.com/, where she writes many informative blog articles.
Patricia Belyea is a creative quilt maker, speaker and teacher. Patricia co-owns Okan Arts with her daughter Victoria. The small family business imports vintage Japanese textiles for adventuresome quilters and hosts textile tours to Japan. Patricia is the author of East-Meets-West Quilts, a book about making improv quilts with Japanese fabrics.
Below are pictures of Patricia and some of her fabulous creations.
|Gathering in our camp groups.||Electronic label making|
|Label Making||How to face a quilt|
|How should I quilt this?||Thank you Gretchen for leading the guild.||Ice Cream Sundays, Yum|
the Clarksville Quilt (chintz) and the Diamond Crazy Quilt. Elizabeth recently retired as Curator at Montgomery History. She specializes in American decorative arts with a focus on creative women working between 1915 and 1965. She has a master's degree in the History of Decorative Arts from the Smithsonian-GMU program in Design History. She speaks regularly for the Smithsonian Associates hosting "Lunch with the Curator" program. Below are pictures of Elizabeth and the quilts. Also included is an antique quilt belonging to one of our members.
At the February meeting, Kathy Barden presented a trunk show/talk on how she has used decorative stitches in both full quilts and smaller projects. Once again we were shown the depth of Needlechaser's member talent. Below are photos from the meeting.
Below are pictures of the day.
|Judy Pearson showing curved piecing.|
|Sheila Berman explaining Y seams.|
|Kim Kellman describing partial seams.|
|Al Feldman explained how he creates his magnificent quilts with the aid of computer software.|
|Diana Zurer and Anne Brill demonstrated their methods for hand piecing.|
|Marty Fry showed English Paper Piecing.|
|June Bronfenbrenner showed us how to do Foundation Paper Piecing.|
Lisa Ellis, a quilt artist, teacher and lecturer presented at our May 2022 meeting. As director of the non-profit organization Sacred Threads, she coordinates a biennial exhibition dedicated to sharing quilts with themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, healing, grief and peace. Her presentation for us was Working in a Series—From Traditional Inspiration to Art. She writes,“Over 13 years, I have played with the Drunkard's Path motif and developed a series of art quilts inspired by this traditional block. Using photoshop filters and other design tools, I have morphed tradition into art. This trunk show lecture will inspire you to get creative with the blocks you love.”