Sunday, April 03, 2011

my local guild's quilt show


every tuesday night i hang out with a splinter group of members of my local quilt guild, we call ourselves the "twisted thimbles." i'm the one who rarely quilts in the group, i'm usually working on some other kind of mixed media project...but it's a great group of women who i enjoy spending time with every week.

recently one of our members (who is also the current guild president) suddenly had to have some pretty serious surgery, so we made her a get-well quilt using her favorite asian-themed fabrics and colors. we each made one or two blocks. since i'm the one in the group who sews the least, my block is a freehand-drawn and painted chinese character for "tranquility." we each signed our blocks, and they were whisked away to another member who quilted them together beautifully. i made the quilt label on the computer with a geisha image and transferred it to fabric with tap.

the quilt was hanging in our guild's annual show this weekend, i was so happy to finally see the finished work!

it was hard not to shop shop shop with the vendors at the show...but i was good, i bought only two cuts of yummy hand-batik fabric made by east african women from the asante network booth - yay for supporting fair trade!

if you are on facebook, click here to see more pictures i took of some of the quilts at the show that i liked the most.

3 comments:

  1. I bet she was surprised and will cherish this quilt like no other.

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  2. Oooh - I absolutely love batik fabric :)

    I am so impressed by fiber arts (Oh how I wish I could sew)!

    xo
    Kristin

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  3. Hi Lisa, stumbled across this blog post tonight and was awe-struck by the Japanese quilt you guys put together for your sick friend! Can you tell me if you have a pattern for it or if you could take a photo of the whole quilt so I can see it all? My sister's into anything Japanese and I would love to make her something like this! You can contact me via valerieatkins@live.com.au Thanks!

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