Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SAQA Spotlight Auction Work 2018

This little acrylic (fabric paint and pigmented inks) collage study (see Fig. 1 below) was originally created to explore depth using commercial stamps and my own rubbing plates.  The subtle, barely exposed patterning in some areas and more pronounced in others made it a successful effort, I thought.  See Fig. 2 to see what the work will look like with a 3/4" mat all around.

Untitled   6" x 8"                                       Fig. 1

Untitled                                             Fig. 2


SAQA Regional TEXtiles Exhibit

Coming Ashore (see Figures 1-2) will be appearing at the SAQA Regional TEXtiles Exhibit at the Drury Hotel, San Antonio, Tx., during the 2018 SAQA Conference, April 5-8.  The work is about the never-ending timelessness of the act itself and, upon discovery, wondering where my water-washed and deteriorated "beach treasures" came from, how long did it take them to reach shore and what were they once when they were whole.

Coming Ashore                 Fig. 1

Coming Ashore    Detail      Fig. 2

Sunday, January 28, 2018

BAFA Meeting January 2018

Much of our area flooded again.  Some just moved back into their houses after Hurricane Harvey repairs! Many of our members detoured to get to the meeting but get to it they did.

Color exercises, word interpretations (morphed from journal pages we did last year), show and tell, friendship blocks viewed and exchanged (no photos taken), and new member, Vera Berry, welcomed at our meeting yesterday.  Color exercise was secondary color plus its compliment (fig. 1-5).  Our word for January was "scraps".  Interpretations were varied and interesting (fig. 6-14).  Show and Tell was shown  (fig. 15 - 23).

One of our members, Lisa Johnson, is a teacher.  She shows her "homework" to her students who say, "Awww, you have fun homework"!  Our homework for next month is our next color exercise, secondary color plus color on each side of its compliment and next word interpretation based on the word "holiday".

Kathy Risinger                                     fig. 1

Susan Cornell                                fig. 2

Sylvia Weir                                         fig. 3

Dot Collins                                       fig. 4

cmf                                            fig. 5

Dot Collins                                                     fig. 6

Jean Aguilar                                                   fig. 7

Kathy Risinger                                               fig. 8

Susan Cornell                                          fig. 9

Dot Collins                                                  fig. 10

Christine Schmelebeck                                  fig. 11

Lisa Johnson                                                fig. 12

Sylvia Weir                                                 fig. 13

cmf                                                            fig. 14

Lanterns          Melissa Tweedel                  fig. 15

Melissa  Tweedel                                         fig. 16

Sherry Walker                                              fig. 17

Sylvia Weir Circle Challenge           fig. 18

Sylvia Weir                                            fig. 19

Sylvia Weir                            fig. 20
Vera Berry   Zippered Pouch Bag   fig. 21

Kathy Risinger    Classwork
fig. 22

Dot Collins  Urchin Pincushion                   fig. 23

Friendship Blocks for Bafa Members

Some members of Bafa agreed to participate in a friendship block challenge with fellow members.  Each individual set the rules.  Eleven members signed up to do it so it will go for 11 or 12 months, afterwhich each participant will set and quilt the results.  Each quilt will then be photographed for the record and exhibited at a later date.  Below are the ones I have done so far.  Jean's theme was Buttons, featuring handpainted buttons (fig. 1).  Lisa's theme was Pond Life (fig. 2).  The red dragonfly was from my own pond memory of my own red dragonfly who returned to the same plant every year.  Sherry's theme was Vintage Linen (fig. 3).  I used vintage in the center (stitcher unknown) then cut the corners from a linen napkin and worked the corners myself using lace and pearl cotton.

Buttons for Jean                   fig. 1

Dragonfly for Lisa                   fig. 2

Vintage Linen for Sherry                          fig. 3

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Say Cheese 2017

This year's Sew Piecefull Bee exchange work turned out to be one of two challenges-to-self for the year.  It features two deer from two photos taken through the window at Quilter's Cabin by Jenni Beaumont (used with her permission) while we were there on retreat.  I drew them the old fashioned way creating a grid on a 4" x 6" photo then drawing a cartoon out by hand on a larger grid.  I then decided it wasn't large enough so took it to FedEx and enlarged the cartoon.  After transferring the image to white muslin, I began painting.  I mixed the use of watercolor blocks and pencils with acrylic pigmented ink.  The painted deer then were machine appliqued onto a pieced and appliqued background embellished with dyed cheesecloth and thread trash.  Since they definitely looked like deer caught in the headlights, I called the finished work Say Cheese (figure 1).  It was made for fellow SPB member, James Bridges.  I had too much fun with this one.  I think I will try a stag next.

Say Cheese                                            fig. 1

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bafa Members Work, December, 2017

Members met to share work and pass on friendship block work (to be shown later when projects are complete).  Color exercises were shown and discussed.  In conjunction with the exercise, Nancy B. Dickey, showed a finished work she had created in complimentary colors (fig. 1-2).  Also, work-in-progress (fig. 3-6), classwork (fig. 7-9) and other finished work was shown and shared (fig. 10-13). 

Members Complimentary Color Exercise                      fig. 1

Fabric/Canvas Collage-Complimentary Colors
Nancy                                     fig. 2

Connie WIP Journal Page     fig. 3

Sylvia Weir  WIP Classwork              fig. 4

Kathy Risinger  WIP Classwork             fig. 5

Jean Aguilar WIP Classwork  fig. 6

Nancy - Classwork Samples Metal Leafing-  fig. 7

Susan Cornell Finished Classwork      fig. 8

Susan's Fabric Box View 2                        fig. 9

Lisa Johnson                            fig. 10

Nancy - Torn-paper Collage  fig. 11

Nancy - Torn-paper Collage                         fig. 12

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bafa Members Work October 2017

Members met yesterday.  Sylvia brought some of the canvas bags that were ice-dyed for the upcoming SAQA Conference, 2018, in San Antonio (fig. 1). Color exercises were looked at (monochromatic secondary colors) - fig. 2.  Journal pages were submitted and it was agreed to pursue work next year relating to a single word chosen each month by the group (fig. 3-6).  Individual member work was presented (fig. 7-13).  Of note:  Tribute to a Friend was a tribute to long-time GTQG member, Barbara Wallace (fig. 12).

Members                                                                          fig. 1

Members                                                                           fig. 2

Melissa Tweedel                                         fig. 3

Dot Collins                             fig. 4

Jean Aguilar                                    fig. 5

cmf                                          fig. 6

Purchased Quilt      Melissa Tweedel            fig. 7

Beth Mayer                                                    fig. 8

Jackie Stubblefield                           fig. 9

Jackie                             fig. 10

Jackie                                                       fig. 11

Tribute to a Friend       Sylvia Weir            fig. 12

Smock Top   Sherry Walker                        fig. 13