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 their own rules for their own chosen theme.  Eleven members signed up to do it so it will go for 11 or 12 months, after which 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, Buttons, featured handpainted buttons (fig. 1).  Lisa's theme, Pond Life, (fig. 2)., featured a red dragonfly 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.  There is leftover hexagon's and lots of thread work on Sylvia's flowers (fig. 4-6).  I created a stamp for Jerry's Shamrocks (fig. 7) and thread painted over an acrylic ink under painting for Dot's Kookaburra (fig. 8).  For Susan's Poppy, I did bead work on wool (fig. 9), my least favorite process so far although I have enjoyed exploring the various stitch and paint possibilities .  Cathy's Passenger Pidgeon was thread painted then stitched to a stamped background (fig. 10).  Lydie's Gifts came from France in a balloon invented in France and first flown in 1783 (fig. 11).  Block Exchange is now done and groups are shown below (fig. 12-21).  Finished quilts to be posted as they are shown to the group.

Buttons for Jean                   fig. 1

Dragonfly for Lisa                   fig. 2

Vintage Linen for Sherry                          fig. 3

Sylvia's Blocks given Florals                                        fig. 4

Block 1                                                  fig. 5

Block 2                                                     fig. 6

Shamrocks for Jerry Lynne                          fig. 7

Kookaburra for Dot                                    fig.8

Poppy for Susan                                           fig. 9

Cathy's Passenger Pidgeon                        fig. 10

Lydie's Gifts                                                                 fig. 11

Vintage Blocks for Sherry                                              fig. 12

Sylvia's Crumb Blocks                                               fig. 12

Lisa's Pond                                                                      fig. 13

Dot's Birds                                                                      fig. 14

Susan's Poppies                                                           fig. 15

Jean's Buttons                                                                fig. 16

JerryLynne's Calendar                                fig. 17

Melissa's Flowers                                                          fig. 18

Cathy's Birds                                                                fig. 19

Lydie's Gifts                                                                   fig. 20

Connie's Peas and Carrots                                           fig. 21