Friday, May 22, 2015

May 21 Program and Show and Tell

Rena and Barbara presented our May program with the goal of encouraging us to break out of our traditional mind-sets to add fused figures to our quilts. After they explained the process and demonstrated using fabric pieces with fused backing to create action figures, they turned us loose with flesh colored fabrics and our own scissors and fused fabric scraps. Below are the results of our creative morning.

After our creative figure fusing activity, several members showed their recent quilting accomplishments.
Ruthe was inspired by a wall-hanging quilt kit put together by Lynne to create her own patterrn.
Lynne S. showed a similar wall-hanging pieced and quilted by Jackie S.
Lynne W. showed a burp bag which she made for new mothers at  McKinnell House, a temporary shelter operated by the Salvation Army.
Mary B. showed her challenge quilt for the retreat's "Vinyl Mania" challenge. Mary's quilt is titled "Can't Get It Out of My Head." The white face and hair fabric has musical notes.
For this wall-hanging, Peggy used left-over fabrics from a previous quilt.
Rosemary showed a Comfort Quilt made with strip-pieced blocks.
Teddy Bear fabric was used in this cute Comfort Quilt.
Roxanne's son will receive this quilt made from Ayse Gilbert fabric.
Roxanne made this wall-hanging from the left-over fabric.
Shirley made two small quilts for next spring's Teddy Bear Tea.

A donation of blocks inspired Shirley to make this wall-hanging.

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