Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 18 Program and Show and Tell



For our May 18 Program, Gail demonstrated her process of making net bags using net fabric and zippers.


Since many members were at the annual guild retreat, our show and tell included only a few recent projects by members.

Bonnie made this quilt for a retiring pre-school teacher.

Delberta made this pillow cover for her sister, as well as the selvage strip table runner pictured below.


Shirley has been working on this cross stitch pattern of a 1935 Monopoly board.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 5, 2017, Day Group Show and Tell

Bonny's birch tree and moose wall-hanging is one of 6 original birch tree quilts she has created for a show at Doriola's in July.

Regina showed a comfort quilt.

Another comfort quilt is ready for distribution to a local charity.

Emiko is learning to quilt on a new sewing machine. She made this cute comfort quilt.

Glenda took both of Esterita Austin's classes. In the Painting for Illusion class, she added birch trees to her Anchorage scene.

Glenda created this wall=hanging in the Esterita Austin portrait class.

Harmony spent a year finishing this 112" x 112" wedding quilt. It was too large for her frame so she had to hand quilt it in 2 halves.


Joan and Mary showed two appliqué wall-hangings created by Jan who needs to move to Colorado as a result of illness.  The guild members will greatly miss Jan's beautiful appliqué and quilting, as well as her generous involvement in guild activities.

Joan created this vibrant quilt from blocks she bought at Jetta's garage sale.

Karen showed Mary A's Teddy Bear Tea quilt (above) and her own contribution to the service project (below).

Linda's red and white quilt, titled "Age of Aquarius", was based on a 1910 pattern.  I wonder if she got  dizzy quilting it.

Lynne created this quilt using the critters her daughter's fifth grade students made based on the  Disgusting Critters children's book.

Marilyn's lively quilt is a wedding gift.

Nancy showed a satin envelope which she made for the Newborns in Need project. The envelope will hold keepsakes for the parents of a newborn who has died.

Nancy's quilt made with sun printed fabric is a donation for the Alaska Sudan Medical Project.

Robyn has created another beautiful appliqué quilt.

Ruthe also took Esterita Austin's painting class and created this wall-hanging which she backed with foil.

Ruthe tested one of Gail's quilt patterns--"On the Go".

Sandy individualized Esterita Austin's landscape pattern, leaving Anchorage out of the picture.

Shirley found a cross stitch project to keep busy since she has sold her TV and is moving to Arizona. The guild will miss Shirley's contributions to Show and Tell.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Esterita Austin Art Quilt Classes April 22 and 23


Nationally known art quilter Esterita Austin taught two classes to guild members on Saturday and Sunday. She also gave an interesting and inspiring lecture to the guild on Friday evening. Attendees at the lecture and classes learned a new-to-us approach to creating art quilts.

Austin's Sunday class was titled "Luminescent Painted Illusions." This mono printing technique which she created involves  painting a scene on parchment paper, then fusing it to the back of organza. Although all class members worked with a photo of Anchorage at night with Sleeping Lady mountain in the background, each painted piece looked different.


Esterita Austin irons layers of painted parchment paper, Mystyfuse, and organza.











In Saturday's class, titled "Portraits", participants learned how to fuse fabric to create a portrait with consideration for lighting and shading.

Esterita Austin assists with a portrait composition.








Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Celebration of Quilts at Doriola's

For the month of March, ALCQ has small quilts hanging at Doriola's.  Come feast your eyes & fill your belly at the same time!