Sun Not Snow This Year!
In contrast to a previous January Celebration that will remain in memory as the year Carl ferried us up the snowy lane in his ATV, this year had weather so warm we almost expected spring peepers! But snow or sun, our gatherings are always marked by warm friendship, laughter, encouragement, and delicious FOOD!
We are beginning to work on this year’s group wall hanging for the French Art Colony. We have a number of blocks contributed last year, and three new blocks brought in by Bev, Mary and Adell.
Marlene brought an Australian felting magazine that has a three page article she wrote, with her Shambolic felt garments being modeled by a very glamorous model! She encountered one of the editors of the magazine when she went to a Columbus boutique to check on her Shambolic garments left on consignment. The woman, well-known internationally in the felting community, was fascinated by Marlene’s work.
We had a number of lovely Show-N-Tell pieces. Newly spun yarn, felted hat and scarf from Susan; an adorable “Gnome Night” felted pillow from Suzy; doll quilt and back strap weaving from Cathy; faux bead necklace from Mary; felted slippers from Nancy; and a highly textured felted photo album cover from Marlene. Beautiful work, everyone!
Cathy announced that she is putting together a 10 day trip to Guatemala, with a focus on Maya handcrafts and fiber arts. Look for a separate post on this exciting tour. Dates will be March 14-23, 2013. The tour is open to anyone interested in visiting warm, wonderful Guatemala, with a focus on the colorful Maya heritage! Contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlene showed two mud dye experiments using silk fabric, sent by Judy Dominic. The guild is planning a mud dyeing workshop in Spring. Check out Judy’s work here.
The workshop is open to everyone, with the final cost dependent on the number who participate. Contact Marlene at <email@example.com> for more information.
Personally, I am excited! I love the bold colors and the potential for new art quilt possibilities with these designs.