Sunday, March 12, 2017


Thanks to Terri for leading us in the design of lovely notan pieces during the March 2017 meeting.

According to Wikipedia, notan is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery.

It is helpful in developing skills related to art composition. And it was great fun. Check out some of the designs created:

Thanks again, Terri!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Book Challenge Results

Last year, Devon issued an artistic challenge to us:

Be inspired by a favorite book. Create a fiber piece that when photographed, may be used as its cover. Size: each side at least 12 inches; and no more than 24 inches
Label: Include the book title on the label attached to the BACK of the piece (no title on front). We will try to guess your chosen book.

Here are the results, as presented during the February meeting:

Pamela Rishfeld:
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
Martha Myers:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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