Seven members of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild presented their Alice in Wonderland challenge quilts to guild members present at the day and night meetings. They talked about their inspiration, creative goals, techniques and materials they used for the work they created (Fig. 1-7).
The following day, five of the members presented a hands-on, mixed media workshop. Melinda Stanton walked us all through computer searches and apps for the I-pad to aid in finding inspiration. Michelle Walker did a hands-on 15 minute fabric landscape sketch, all improvisational. I did a hands-on create confetti fabric and gave a free-motion stitching lesson. Susan Cornell did quick landscape sketches and work with Pro-Chem Paints. Dot Collins did cartoon drawing and work with pigmented ink. It was a very full day and fun was had by all (Figures 8-18).
Three of the girls had never created an art quilt before (Fig. 2, 3, and 5)
Alice II 19x30 Fig.1
Michelle Walker Fig.2
Melinda Stanton Fig. 3
Janet Coggins Fig. 4
Lisa Johnson - Property of W. Rabbit Fig. 5
Susan Cornell - Lobster Quadrille Fig. 6
Dot Collins Fig. 7
Susan working with Pro-Chem Paints
Creating Confetti Fabric Fig. 9
Confetti Flower Fig. 10
Confetti Flower Fig. 11
15-Minute Fabric Sketch Fig. 12
Landscape Fabric Sketch with Confetti - Fig. 15