Saturday, June 18, 2016

Susan Brubaker Knapp Workshop

After planning this for over a year, the workshop finally arrived. Susan is a gifted teacher, and of course, a wonderful artist. She brought wonderful examples of her work:

She guided us through her process with enthusiasm and intelligence. It was a such a wonderful workshop.

And SEFAA provided us with the most glorious wet studio.

And the end of two days, much progress had been made.

I can't wait to see how these whole cloth painted pieces develop.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 2016 Meeting

We had a planning session and viewed an interesting video about artful ways to use orphan quilt blocks, plus there was terrific show 'n' tell. Apologies to those I missed. Sometimes I am having such fun looking at the pieces, I forget to photograph them!

Quilt by Melinda

Wool felt piece started during FAF class on this by Phyllis

Ben's piece started in the same class

Terry's woven bag, involving clever origami-style folding

Black on black piece by Ben

Black on Black piece by Ben - so interesting how the camera captured it.

Inspiring book by Joseph Albers, the guru of color theory, owned by Ben

Gorgeous piece by Debi started during our workshop involving upholstery samples, Beautifully composed.,

Work in progress by Marian. Vintage pieces captured in a quilt.

I somehow failed to take a picture of Kathy's wonderful pieces with black used as the neutral. Terrific and interesting organization and story-telling. All that an art quilt should be.

Terry's purse incorporating some the of the upholstery pieces from our workshop

Basket by Marian

Lovely art piece by Marian

Potential teacher to invite in 2017

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fabric Beads and More

For the March 1 meeting, we considered various techniques for making fabric beads as well as how to use the beads.

Show 'n' Tell

WIP by Martha: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Ben's whole cloth piece with hand-stitched edge

Kathy's finished piece from the February meeting, just in time for SEFAA's square foot challenge

Danielle's on-going piece from a 2015 program, also just in time for SEFAA's square foot challenge

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 2016

After viewing Jane LaFazio's introduction to hand-stitched Milagros, we started our own. And we had much show n tell:

Martha's clothesline pieces

Phyllis knits!

Ben's award-winning quilt inspired by dance

Update from Ben:  These were made using thickened water (Thick-it) and floating acrylic paint and ink on the surface as in marbleizing. The surface was manipulated using a rake made from an old comb. 

Danielle's lovely traditional quilt

Terri's Inktense piece

Terri's other piece used another media, not Inktense.

Pamela's family puzzle, just lovely
Next month Martha will show us how to make fabric beads.

And we have decided to open up Susan Brubaker Knapp's class to non-members, after all the members have had a chance to register. Cost will be $75 for members; $150 for non-members.

Paint and Stitch with Susan Brubaker Knapp

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Inktense Painting with Ben

Happy New Year!

We started off with some wonderful inspiration from Ben who guided us through the painting of cloth with Inktense pencils and blocks. Ben is the consummate artist and is especially talented with water colors.

Prior to this session, we have all seen some of the whole cloth pieces that Ben produces by creating a scene on cloth with Inktense and other materials. You can see his 5x7 contribution to our December party in the upper right hand corner of the picture below. It is the one with the whimsical figure dancing.

Here are some in-process samples Ben brought:

And here is show and tell:

Kathy took some classes in Houston. What wonderful pieces!

Devon's fabric pottery
Marion's drawing

Terri's quilt with 3D effects

I cannot remember who made this! And I love it.

A good reminder - we should all have this on our walls!