Monday, March 30, 2015

Meeting at the Porter for Presentation Planning

Our powerpoint and demo for the cancer patients takes place on April 7th. We're going to speak about the healing power of art, as well as show pieces of our fiber art and let the attendees dabble in mixed media on fabric. My artsy comfort pillows with healing imagery will be done, and there will be one for each person. Christi and I went to the Porter ahead of time to plan a little and to view the FRCQ show which had just been hung. We were impressed with the beautiful well-lit space, and the wall of poster-type signage created to enhance our show, which filled an entire room! The Porter has some beautiful outdoor rooms with gardens, water features, and sunny sitting areas. We had a great meeting!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Article is Out!!!

I can't wait to see it - it's in the April/May issue of Quilting Arts. Here's a link to their website for now: http://www.interweavestore.com/quilting/quilting-magazines/quilting-magazines-quilting-arts

Friday, March 6, 2015

First Six Finished Pillows

I'm doing this in an assembly line manner, since there are so many to finish. (I really took my sweet time making the pillow tops, and there were sixteen of them). Now I'm cutting the backs from unbleached muslin, sewing around the edges but leaving a four inch opening and stuffing the insides. The stitching to close the opening is done on my machine. I'm getting quicker at this, so each pillow takes maybe ten or fifteen minutes to finish! I'll have these ready in plenty of time for the cancer survivors group workshop coming up at Porter Centura hospital in early April.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages