This month’s EVQG guest speaker was Claudia Wood. She makes art quilts. I really enjoyed having her speak to our guild. She taught a class, but I didn’t attend. I would have liked to, but ECQG had there quilt show this weekend and I couldn’t do both, so chose the quilt show. I did buy Claudia’s book, but it is folk art quilts which she started with, and then went into the art quilts. There are a couple of patterns in the book I liked, so I bought it. Wish she would write one on doing the art quilts.
This is Claudia with one of her poem quilts.
This is one of her folk art quilts that I thought was really pretty. I didn’t take any pictures of the art quilts. guess I didn’t think a picture would show the details to be helpful to try to make my own art quilt. Besides, I don’t want to copy hers. I want to make my own.
A few of us from the guild are thinking about starting an art quilt guild or club. We are wanting to do it on a Saturday and that will make it hard to find a place to meet. I could maybe accommodate a couple extra quilters in my studio, so it would have to be a really small group.
Finally, I finished the 2nd Saturday Sampler from 2005. Got the label on this week. It is a wedding gift, but the couple have been married long enough to have two children. Better late than never, I guess.
This is the only year that I completed. I started going in 2006, but fizzled out half way through. There are duplicate blocks, because I made two of each.l I wanted a queen size quilt. The other four blocks I used to cover pillows. I’m not sure where they are. Don’t know if they are in the attic, or if I gave them away. I just noticed, it looks like I sewed the flag block into the quilt upside down. Wonder how I managed to do that, and why it took to just now to notice it.
I’m making a little progress on the T-shirt quilt I’m supposed to be working on.
Some progress is better than none. There are 3 more shirts to cut into squares. They already have the interfacing on them. Than I can cut my sashing strips and corner stones and start putting the top together. It shouldn’t take long once I get started back on it.