It was nearly a full house at Judy's for our April PTA (Professional Textile Artists) meeting. Show and Tell was fairly active this month, though I have few photos to share as it was difficult to get quality photos of every one's work.I love this little colorful piece Kate made. It's cleverly mounted on a cloth covered frame to provide a greater impact.
Cathy is the only one of us with underage children still living at home. We all got a hoot with her description about how long these blue and yellow patches were on her design wall......years, and years, and year.
Mary Berry brought a stunning piece. This Baltimore Album quilt was hand appliqued and hand quilted......you just don't see hand work like this anymore.
DetailAfter lunch, the group got busy tackling the 12 community quilt kits that Kate, Judy, and I made at one of our Fiber Junkies meetings. Usually the FJ's experiment with surface design and dyeing methods, but for a time this winter there were only 3 of us, so our time was spent culling our stash!
We had 3 machines, two iron stations, and lots and lots of loud chatter, laughter, and general enthusiasm. Judy has a gigantic studio with lots of light.....which allowed for all this muti-tasking.
As patches were stitched, those not sewing or pressing spent time arranging them into blocks and ultimately when each block was totally pieced.....
........they went on Judy's huge design wall. Each was checked for correct orientation, color placement, and then the rows were labeled and pinned together.
Here Georgia Bonesteel is claiming space for the quilt she had been working on.......
You simply can not believe how our generally very 'unmatchy - matchy' prints actually blended so well together.
From years and years of hosting my quilting cruises.....the majority being in the Caribbean.....I had tons of theme based fabrics to share. Many are in this quilt but you'd have to look really close to pick one out from a distance.
This precious pastel quilt is still waiting for one more block.
All the quilts will be donated to the guild for their community quilt program. We PTAer's make a great team!!