Monday, August 8, 2016

BAFA Meeting August 6, 2016

We had a great meeting with lots of work shown.  First due was the Selfie Challenge, all selfies measuring 11"x14".  Several members rose to the challenge and results were fabulous (Figures 1-8).  Jeanelle McCall visited and showed her faces and portraits work which coincided with the selfie reveal (Fig. 9-12).  Nancy Dickey also visited and brought her finished Ugly Fabric Challenge (see previous post for other member work (Fig. 13).  Our UFO Challenge consisted of finishing or altering the work of our members (whoever picked up someone's unfinished work from the pile supplied by members).  Photo of Beth Mayer's work showed a photo of the original by Susan Cornell - Fig. 14.  Sherry Walker did a very reflective and poignant work began by Sylvia Weir about the Dairy Barn.  She said she saw it as a dark piece but I didn't see it that way at all.  The back contained headstone obits and photos of fenceposts where individuals are buried.  I thought it a wonderful tribute (Fig. 15-16).  Jerry Lynne Domingue reworked my 4 sashed traditional applique blocks into something wonderful (Fig. 17).  Kathy Risinger took one of my strip sets from a class and cut it into blocks and sashed it, beefing up the blocks before sashing (Fig. 18). Dot Collins took a background piece created by Christine Schmelebeck and created a seascape (Fig. 19).  Melissa Tweedel expanded on a half-square-triangle set by Sylvia Weir, cutting it apart then reassembling it with some of her own h-s-t's.  She then put some leaves on top of it, thinking to take it to another level so we shall see what she does (Fig. 20).  I took Melissa's block based on her children's drawings and am playing with adding my grandchildren's girl drawings, focusing on "making it grow" and using black/white notan to illustrate the point.  Don't know if it will come to anything...we shall see (Fig. 21).

So much other work was shown, classwork, Dot's stacknwhack teacher samples, and other fabulous works-in-progress, that I will post it in another post.

Sherry Walker                         Fig. 1  

Jerry Lynne Domingue Zentangle-Fig. 2

Jerry Lynne Domingue                      Fig. 3

Kathy Risinger                               Fig. 4

Dot Collins                                      Fig. 5

Beth Mayer                                  Fig. 6

Connie                                          Fig. 7

Sylvia                                       Fig. 8

Jeanelle McCall                              Fig. 9

Jeanelle McCall                        Fig. 10

Jeanelle McCall                                     Fig. 11

Jeanelle McCall                                       Fig. 12

Nancy B. Dickey                               Fig.13

Beth Mayer   (Susan's Block)               Fig. 14

Sherry Walker     (Front)          Fig. 15

Sherry Walker  (Back of Quilt)      Fig. 16

Jerry Lynne Domingue                               Fig. 17

Kathy Risinger                                        Fig. 18

Dot Collins                                                 Fig. 19

Melissa Tweedel                                        Fig. 20

  cmf                                                             Fig. 21

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