Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bafa Meeting, March 2018

Beaumont Area Fiber Artist met today and presented color exercises (fig. 1) and journal page work (fig. 2-9).  Our word for our March was Tranquility.  Our word for April is Bridge.

Our color exercise was to use our secondary color and no more than 25% of the split complimentary.  I also showed my primary color, split complimentary (3rd block from Top Left).  Our next color exercise is to use the primary triad.  Pick your primary color then use 75% of that color and no more than 25% of the other two primary colors.

From Top Left:  Sylvia, Dot,Connie, Jean                       fig. 1
From Bottom Left:  Sylvia, Lydie, Connie                               

Tranquility Bay           Sylvia Weir               fig. 2

Lisa Johnson                                                  fig. 3

Linda Ainsworth                                             fig. 4

Lydie Rambault                                      fig.5

Jean Aguilar                                        fig. 6

Dot Collins                                                   fig. 7

Susan Cornell                                       fig. 8

Connie                                                           fig. 9

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fibervoices Lecture GTQG March 2018

Fibervoices members, Mary Ann Littlejohn, Susan Fletcher King, Linda Teddlie Minton, Nancy B. Dickey and I,  presented work last week to my local Golden Triangle Quilt Guild (see fig. 1-5).  Each member spoke about group challenge work (see fig. 6-8), their own individual work, how they approach that work, where they get their ideas, what they focus on when creating, building up their technique toolbox, and their particular creative process which sometimes varies with each new work. Susan was absent but sent her work and her comments which were presented by Nancy.  Our workshop, Fantasy Floral, was held the next day.

Mary Ann Littlejohn                      fig. 1

Susan Fletcher King                                       fig. 2

Linda Teddlie Minton                                  fig. 3

Nancy B. Dickey                                       fig. 4

cmf                                                       fig. 5

Speaking in Color                                         fig. 6
From left:  Susan, Mary Ann, Nancy, Connie, Linda

From Top Left: Susan,Linda,Linda,            fig. 7

Alice in Wonderland Puzzle Pieces                fig. 8
Susan bottom left, Linda top, Connie bottom right


Fibervoices Workshop GTQG March 2018

Creating a Fantasy Floral...

Fibervoices members led students in a workshop on vegetable, fruit and leaf printing to produce a Floral Fantasy.  I created the sample work (fig. 1), printing mint leaves, an apple (the butterfly), mushrooms, celery, bell pepper and Acacia leaves from our tree.  The vase was free-hand cut from paper then used as a pattern to cut monoprinted fabric.  Members remembered my Flowers for Elizabeth (fig. 2) which won a judge's choice award at our quilt show 2013, and the idea grew from there.  Workshop photos: (fig. 3- 9).  One of our students, Nasreen Saeedi, was the first to finish her Fantasy Floral (fig. 10).  It is gorgeous!  Can't wait to see the others.  The challenge is on, ladies!

I don't know that we would ever get a call to do this again but we all agreed it sure was a lot of fun!

Fantasy Floral                           fig. 1    
Flowers for Elizabeth                                    fig. 2

Mary Ann and Nancy ready to Print  fig. 3

Print Demo                                                  fig. 4         

Linda Printing                           fig. 5

   Lisa and Jennifer                                        fig. 6

Practice Prints                                              fig. 7

Samples from Right: Nancy, Nancy, Nancy,                     fig. 8

Samples by Connie                                                            fig. 8

Nasreen Saeedi                                         fig. 9

Susan Cornell                                               fig. 10