It was like a New Year's celebration at our Beaumont Area Fiber Artist's meeting this morning. Many of us had such fun stuff to share. One visitor, Cissy, from South Katy hastily constructed a floral T-shirt drape out of thread trash for Show and Tell. It looked so fabulous that I am kicking myself that I didn't take a photo...! I told her she had to work it up and bring it back and show us what she did with it. Hmmm! I see a future design exercise here.
At last year's BAFA retreat in LaPorte, we did an ugly fabric exchange with 11 participants. Each participant received a wee portion cut from a 1 yard contribution. We were told we could add one or two fabrics but many just used what they received. Janelle made hers on an apron from Sherry's scraps. How fun is that? Sherry did a portrait of her dog, Zipper! Jerry used her ugly fabric front and back. Susan did two, etc. Dot did strips and tossed in a great theme fabric. Work shown on the wall (Fig. 1). Individual work following (F. 2-11).
Because we had a 3-month vacation from the group for holidays, we also had to do a Mini-quilt from one of last year's design exercises (Fig. 12). Several in various stages of progress were shown. I will post photos of individual mini-quilts when I have more...
Show and Tell - See Figures 13-23. Susan's work (Fig. 13-15) was from an online class with Katie Pasquini Masopust. She plans to work a series with her treescapes. Melissa showed her Shibori-dyed classwork and talked about plans for those and her purchased Silk Jacquard piece (16-18). Jerry, who has elevated Zentangle to an Art with a Capital A, showed her happy baby quilt (Fig. 19) and Zentangle Inspired Art (Fig. 20-23).
BAFA Retreat 2015 Ugly Fabric Exchange
Dot Collins Fig. 2
Susan Cornell Fig. 3
Susan Cornell Fig.4
Kathy Risinger Fig. 5
Jerry Lynne Domingue Fig. 6
Back - Jerry Fig. 7
Jeanelle McCall Fig. 8
Sherry Walker with Portrait of Zipper - Fig. 9
Sherry Walker Zipper Fig. 10
Connie Work-in-Progress Fig. 11
Mini Quilts from a 2015 Design Exercise - Fig. 12
Bottom: Jerry Lynne Domingue from oval, circle, spiral
Middle Left: Dot Collins from circle, oval, rectangle
Top Left: Kathy Risinger from Zentangle
Middle and Right: Connie from Zentangle
Susan Cornell Online Class W-I-P Fig. 13
Susan Cornell Online Class Fig. 14
Susan Cornell Online Class Fig. 15
Melissa Tweedel - Shibori Dyed Class Fig. 16
Melissa Tweedel Fig. 17
Melissa's Purchased Silk Jacquard Fig. 18
Jerry Lynne Domingue Baby Quilt Fig. 19
Jerry Lynne Zia 1 Fig. 20
Jerry Lynne Zia 2 Fig. 21
Jerry Lynne Zia 3 Fig. 22
Jerry Lynne Zia 4 Fig. 23