Category: Quilting

February 2018

Judy IrishJudy Irish did an amazing presentation of her quilts and also did a demonstration of her technique for weaving commercially woven fabric to create a unique background for further quilt applique.

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Judy combines a variety of materials to get the effects she wants.

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Judy loves to add dimensional elements to her quilts.

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The background of this piece (a detail of larger quilt) shows her woven background technique.

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To make a woven background, first put a fusible backing on your fabrics.  Then cut one of the fabric along the length of your finished piece, using a rotary blade to create a smooth cut.  Cut random lines for an interesting background.

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Then cut the other fabric along the width-wise orientation.

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Weave the strips of fabric together, keeping them in their original alignment.

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Once the strips of  fabric are firmly woven together, fuse them to make a stable background fabric.

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Show and Tell — a lovely nuno felted scarf!

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Show & Tell — A small quilted and embroidered piece in progress, by Gail Parris.

Show and Tell

Show & Tell: Woven chenille  scarf by Astrid Bear, woven baby blanket, and woven pillow cover, and a knitted sweater by Christine Stewart.



April 2017 — Ice Dyeing

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Cathy Kind showed us gorgeous examples of her work using  various  dyeing techniques on fabric and scarves.  Here (left)  she’s holding a cut velvet scarf dyed in two different colors in a single dyepot, using Alter Ego and Dupont Classique dyes.  The scarf she’s wearing and the yellow and purple fabric she’s holding (left) are dyed using the ice dyeing technique.

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Here are small strips of a variety of ice dyed fabrics.  We all left with a great desire to give it a try!  More info here: Learn to Ice Dye.



October 2016 –Raw Edge Applique

Dee Brown of Trillium Studios led a wonderful mini-workshop on raw edge applique. Here’s Dee with just some of the wonderful work she had on display.


And there were more…


These are all Dee’s designs, and they are for sale through her website — link above.

The project we did was called Kokio, a beautiful hibiscus image. Here’s her sample.


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Gail and Marie, very carefully cutting out sections of the flower pattern.

We didn’t have time to do the final fusing and sewing of our Kokios, but here’s what some of ours looked like. It was great fun to play with different color combinations!


November Program ~ Cards with Mary Petersen

Transferring images onto muslin, we pasted, collaged, sewed and embellished these mailable cards using 2-sided fusible Peltex as our foundation. Hooray for our talented teacher and guild member, Mary Peterson! See more of her artwork at her website.

Fiber Hearts from Fiber Arts

Fiber Hearts from Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts make fiber Hearts

The members of our guild created valentines for Gen Care and Fircrest.

We knitted, felted, embroidered, quilted, beaded, sewed and wove over 100 hearts to brighten the day for the folks in these care facilities. Lots of fun and much appreciated!

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We had an active year! One highlight was making a panel for the Dream Project — we took the theme “Dreams of Women”, and seven of us made small fiber art pieces that were then assembled into a finished panel by Patty L.

This link will take you to the Flickr page that gives all the details of our pieces.

Rae Deane taught us the basics of knitted lace — but as her samples show, she’s is quite an expert!


Knitted Lace

Then on to milliner, Carol Campbell’s “Fascinator” program… one of the most seriously FUN workshops ever!


We ended the year with a hands-on weaving day

and our usual bountiful potluck lunch, which was made complete by Elsa’s Cherpumple — hers was relatively modest, an apple pie backed into a spice cake, if I recall correctly.