Sunday, October 30, 2016

Melissa Averinos Recap

We were so lucky to be able to host Melissa Averinos in October for a workshop and a lecture at our general meeting!

Participants learned about the ratios and structure of faces, sketching the first half of the workshop then getting to use fabric scraps to construct faces for the second half.


I'd say we all came a long way and were able to put together entirely unique and artistic faces. Melissa is a great teacher, and we all learned new ways to think about using fabric as color on a palette. If you get the chance to have Melissa as a teacher, do it!

Then at our monthly meeting, we had a special event with Melissa lecturing to us on her journey as an artist, including what it meant to her, what it has brought her through, and where it is leading her next.

It is good to be reminded that quilting is an art, and it can be deeply meaningful emotionally to us. Also Melissa reminded us to take time to throw caution to the wind, try new things, and take chances artistically and in technique.

Thank YOU for joining us, Melissa! I hope your journeys lead you back to us again soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September Finishes

School has started and we're all getting back into post-summer routines. Let's see what our members have to share! 

Agnes never disappoints. She started the first project as part of the (#GiucyGiuceBucketBagSewAlong on Instagram, but it wound up as a bolster pillow. Lovely!

And her friends around the world received these beautiful pin cushions. Lucky!

Jennifer finished this awesome Star Wars baby quilt, which required a lot of fussy cutting!  She used a modern star design (very cool integration!) and it was quilted by Diane Cerny.

She also made this precious band uniform for her grandson, who wanted to support his dad- the Mustang band director! Perfect!

Debbie sent in this beautiful bed runner and pillow set she made for her daughter, to go along with the whole cloth quilt and pillow shams she also made for her daughter! Beautiful pairing!

Bri finished three quilts in September- wow!

The two pug quilts are for her daughter, with fabric she got from Quiltcon 2015.

This beauty was inspired by a pattern on instagram and made with a charm pack and essex linen. It won 3rd place at the Shawnee Quilt Show! Congrats, Bri!


Beth made her first (of probably many) Halloween quilt! Inspired by fellow member Becca's quilt last year, Beth used this panel and made a spooooooky wall hanging and banner. Love it!

After making the same pattern of quilt for her niece a few months ago, Trina liked it so much she had to make this one for herself- gorgeous!

Great work this month, quilters! Can't wait to see what the holidays bring!