Our first Professional Fiber Artist's meeting of 2016 was very inspiring. Apparently many of our members actually had time to create, despite being busy with the holidays.Dort has challenged herself to dig into her many boxes of pre-cut strips. I love the 'complex simplicity'......if you know what I mean!
Dort is a talented illustrator and uses fabric like paint....this piece has such a familiar Western North Carolina feel.
Mary B. hasn't been able to join us on a regular basis, so we were very happy to have her company this month. Linda knitted her a hat and Mary is sporting a clever scarf made with drapey fabric pieces.
Linda claims she still has 'artist block'.....so she continues to knit until the mood strikes her again.
Georgia Bonesteel is such a dedicated cheerleader for her community of Flat Rock. They are launching a quilt trail (very large painted wood 'quilt blocks' that are displayed on homes and businesses). She's designing one to be hung on what was the town's original ice house. Clever isn't it??We can count on Kate to provide eye candy with her always very well designed and executed pieced quilts. Her excellent machine quilting skills enhance each one.
How neat is this? A perfect way to utilize those scraps. It's set in a very eye- catching manner. Look at the difference a simple change in the color way yields. (photos above and below)
Georgia fell in love with this paint by number Moda fabric.....so much so she bought an entire bolt!
And me?? Well....I need to get busy making more felted bowls......happily buyers have given (all but one) new homes. However, that may have to wait a bit....I got rear ended on the interstate the other day and my hand/fingers are not behaving well enough to do handwork or felting right now. Of course I'm getting antsy and hoping/expecting this to be temporary and thankful because it sure could have been worse!