Wednesday, July 10, 2013

FIBER JUNKIES - JULY SHOW AND TELL

Yesterday the Fiber Junkies met for the purpose of doing some indigo dyeing......oh my....my head is still reeling, be sure to check my post tomorrow for that report....

In the meantime...here's a small show and tell.....seems we are all so busy this summer.....finished work is not flowing as quickly as usual but the results are wonderful none the less!
 Val (left) is helping Kate show off her stripy Chinese Coin type lap quilt.  It exudes summer by the sea doesn't it?  Kate has just completed stocking her blog shop....please visit her blog here and then click on her link to see what she has in the shop.
 Among her many other talents, Kate really excels in the machine quilting department.  Here she brought a piece of marbleized fabric to life with her stitching.  It was dyed during a Fiber Junkie retreat last year.
 Our newest member Denny shared an awesome technique.  Using scraps from previous projects.....layering them & adding machine quilting..... 
 .....Next, she turns them over and paints the quilted fabric, creating a usable and interesting new piece of fabric.
 She hopes that this quilt will hang at a PAQA South exhibit in the near future.  Her inspiration was a photo she took depicting the stolen heads of Buddha's (taken for the gold.)  I wish you could see the fabulous job she did creating the brick background by stenciling/painting a table cloth!
 We are lucky to have several members who have homes with outdoor space to accommodate our messier experiments.  These next couple of photos are the result of the hard work of Judy Simmon's husband and their son.....  With all the rain our area has been experiencing.....the result is extra lush gardens.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my indigo dyeing report....or become a follower of this blog to avoid missing any posts.

6 comments:

Quilter Beth said...

Isn't it nice to have friends to "play" with. I'd love to hear more about how your friend makes her "new" fabric from pieces of other projects. I really like the look.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful show and tell! I wish I had a group like this in our area, so much inspiration. :)

Sylvia said...

It is so nice to have a good group of art friends! Loved the show and tell!

Regina B Dunn said...

Love the quilts you've shown us.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary. What a cool group and lovely quilts. Lucky lady!
best, nadia

Lisa said...

Looks like a really fun group Mary! It is always so nice to surround yourself with talented people. I think it helps build more creativity.