Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quote Composite

Creativity, incongruity and humor, remember the connection? When the word quote was presented, as usual, I couldn’t wait to see which of the four nouns would be the most prevalent in the quilts. I must tell on myself. I was hoping to see someone take “quote” outside the box and not just do a quote, but do a quilt about quoting. Instead, the fifteen panels beautifully and creatively and with a touch of humor do a gorgeous job of illustrating each chosen quote.

Row one: I thought the colors, the style of the panels and the humor just seemed to go together. HHHMMM Tee Hee, Jane and Teresa, a little too much wine, and it all may look like, “a little ray of pitch black.”

Row two:  Art is an image of an experience but it is also an experience unto itself. Thus, look carefully at row two and you will become involved in what the quilters are feeling. Better yet, read a good book, listen to good music, perceive/receive.

Row three: Quite often I will see images so thoughtful that demand to go together, and they will be the first row created, such as the three in this row. Then I will block in the remainder of the composite.  Therefore, my reasoning is simple; how can the three quilts fit anywhere else?

Row four:  Dorothy had no idea where she was going, nor did Yogi, so why not play in the rain on the way. Why not indeed!

Row five: The patterns in the quilts attracted me to this row: trees, leaves and the brilliant colors in Carolyn’s quilt. 

Another round of JOB WELL DONE to you all. 

An Assortment of Scenes from the Retreat!

This will give you just a taste of the fun and fellowship we had!  What a great bunch of women.  All of us really bonded over our love of art quilting and having fun!  So happy that Carolyn and I met Gail and Jane at a Quilting Adventures class with Katie P-M several years ago, and so happy, too, that these two suggested Candy and Teresa for membership in our online group!
Jane, Gail, Candy--relaxing at the cabin during Happy Hour!

Judy, Carolyn, Rita, Candy--also Happy Houring!

Rita working on a project brought from home.  Sun printed fabric at the back!

Teresa quilting one of her digital photos printed on satin.

Candy working on a project from home.

Jane pondering how to quilt her ice-dyed piece.

Lobby at the lodge.

Carolyn and her sun printed fabric; Gail in the back.

Alice adding "masks" in the form of sticky foam cut outs to her
painted fabric to be sun printed.

Candy showing us how to make stamps from craft
or "sticky" foam.

Rita showing us how to make those amazing 3-D quilts!

The dining room from a floor above.

Storm rolling in to Mt. Magazine!

Carolyn in white, Candy, Jane, Alice.  I am watching Jane quilt
her ice-dyed piece and getting hints and tips!

Jane celebrating her birthday with chocolate cake and red wine--our last
Happy Hour at the cabin!

Judy working on her gorgeous quilt, brought from home!