Several members of the Mountain Art Quilters gathered for a few days of fabric dyeing. The Mountain Art Quilters grew out of the SAQA chapter that met about 5 hours away in Raleigh. It became apparent a local group would be more beneficial given the great distance we had to travel, so it quickly grew from the original 6 to around 18-20 members at this time. One isn't required to be a SAQA member to join Mountain Art Quilters.
The weather was PERFECT....and nearly as fast as our tables and other supplies came out of our cars.....we were set up in a sunny clearing prepared to do some serious ice-dyeing.We all brought MX dyes to share.....behind is the cabin in the Pisgah National Forest that we rented.
We also brought bags and bags of ice in coolers......our screens are placed on kitty litter trays, soda ash soaked fabric was arranged on the screens, topped with ice.
Donned with gloves and masks.....we sprinkle on several different colors of MX dyes.
Each tray is wrapped in black plastic, secured with clips and left in the sun until the ice melts (overnight if necessary).
Then it's Christmas morning when the plastic is removed.....
Oooos' and Ahhhh's are constantly exclaimed.
More results coming next.