Friday, April 23, 2010

Quilters' Meeting

The quilters group meet yesterday at Vicki Tardy's. On a beautiful sunny morning, among the colors of the day, were the colors of the quilts. Two traditional design charity quilts in neutral tans with red and blue accents were being bound; an Amish style solid block quilt in autumn colors was being hand quilted. Another art quilter brought a completed piece, vivid reds, yellows, and blues for help in selecting a machine quilting design. Another brought her hand appliqued landscape pieces, which will eventually be finished as a triptych. The fabric used in the skies was typical of a Iowa summer day. Another individual brought a recently completed cross stitch angel, resplendent in navy, burgundy, gold and white. Have you ever ordered a kit and found out you were short in materials/fibers? We all tried to help problem solve this dilemma in a gorgeous gold/rust/orange/brown sweater which is under construction.

As you can tell, it was an exciting meeting. The colors of the day both inside and out just made you want to oh and ah. We also shared a few techniques: how to make prairie points with one strips & how to make continuous bias binding. Anyone interested in a handout on either technique contact Anna @craftguildofiowacity@gmail.com Next meeting May 27th.

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