Our monthly PTA - Professional Textile Artists meeting was a calliope of laughter and excited chatter as we spent the day sharing our work and good food with each other.
Show and tell is of course the highlight and with the talent of each and every member.....it's always amazing.I envy Barbara's skill of stitching even the tiniest patches and her exquisite eye for adding just the right amount of spark in just the perfect place. The triangle patches finished at 1 1/2"!!
Gen and her daughter Carol brought the above and below pieces to show. Both are handmade paper collages highlighted with polymer clay trinkets. They are the work of Lynn Greenberg - Whimsey At Work - Hollywood, FL
Dort as usual is very productive....she specializes in pictorial wall art. This small water fall piece illustrates just how effectively she uses print fabrics. (binding still loose)......and her creative use of other textiles/fibers to depict her subjects. The waterfall (above) is made from lace. The mossy area (below) is a fruit netting from the grocery store.
Here's another very small piece made by Dort....it's probably only 8" x 10".....so very adorable!
Kate however generally makes BIG quilts.....I personally adore this one......not only for the visual impact of the pattern, but her machine quilting features various leaf motifs in the larger green areas.
Georgia Bonesteel may have retired from nearly all teaching commitments but she'll never be able to retire her creative mind. She's working on designing a pieced owl....and brought some background prints to get our input.
Mary brought several pieces to share....and though this isn't fabric....it's just 'so Mary'. A collage of positive images and words to live by.
Here's another smaller quilt made by Kate. She devotes many unselfish hours making charity quilts for various organizations. Can't you just imagine the happiness this one will bring to a young child?
The anticipation is growing already.....next month we will be our 9th annual PTA retreat. We usually do it in March but due to circumstance beyond our control it had to be scheduled in April this year. Waiting an extra month will only make us more anxious for the fun to begin.