Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Despite busy summer schedules.....most of our members were able to attend the July meeting held at Barbara's house.  She's an excellent hostess who makes us all feel so welcome. 
Several important pieces were unveiled by members who were participating in a local exhibit through the Southern Highland Craft Guild.  They worked in teams....and in my humble opinion were super successful.

Barbara excells at pieced backgrounds, Judy's strength is her ability to work with many surfaces design elements.  Together this fabulous triptych, each panel mounted on canvas covered wood frames, was the result.
I'm sorry about the poor quality photo of this person it's STUNNING.  Georgia Bonesteel and Linda Cantrell combined their talents to create "Roots", an appliqué quilt.  It depicts each member of our PTA group and offers a visual peek at the things we associate with that person.  The motifs are Ultra-suede which was machine appliquéd to a white background.  The large building represents Lake Logan's Lodge where we hold our annual retreat.  And there's the starving dog we found wandering around in the freezing cold one year.  We named him Logan.....and found him a home!
This section is dedicated to our FL member. Even though she's moved away from Asheville, she remains a permanent PTA member. Fortunately, she visits a couple of times a year.  Leigh Anne loves her cats, works on a computer for her day job, loves wine, and has had more than a few relationships. you can see....there's one silhouette that stands apart from the group.....changing the ditty....'3's the charm' to '4 and done'.
With 14 of us, birthdays aren't specifically celebrated.....but Mary B., our most mature member had a birthday the following day so we couldn't help but acknowledge it! 
Dort has a very keen sense of how to effectively utilize print fabric into scenic quilts.  Here's a work in progress long view of our mountains in the fall. 
And another on a foggy day.
Barbara (like so many of us) has begun to dig out UFO's to finish.  This will be a good seller at the holiday craft fair she participates in annually!

We all departed with full bellies after our delicous Pot Luck and smiles on our faces...full of inspiration and friendship.


Linda M said...

What an inspirational group! Wonderful shared work.

Robbie said...

Love the b/w quilt! WOW! What a great job!!!! Really nice!!! You do have fun don't you!!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh my - I am in LOVE with that tryptich. Just fabulous. Also taken with the mountain landscape in progress. Looks like an especially fun meeting.

margaret said...

once again some wonderful things your group have made such variety and all beautifully done

The Inside Stori said...

It's Mary here....I couldn't agree more......and believe me, I am grateful to be included in this very talented, inspiring group of artists.