Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Twisted Trees & Confetti

These pictures are from our day of "Twisted Trees and Confetti" class. Please see the minutes at the end of this post.

At the meeting held at Jackie Watkins' home were Nancy S. Losure, Karen Arzamendi, Linda Levy, J. Marcus Weekley, Julia Graber, Jackie Watkins, Dot Jenkins, Christal Jenkins, Marilyn Dedeaux, Rita Warnock, Cathy Reininger and Myra Cook.
On the agenda was to learn how to make one-inch strips of batik fabric look like trees, and tiny pieces of confetti fabric appear to be sky, leaves and ground cover. Led by Jackie Watkins, those in attendance perfected the techniques and took home with them a nearly completed 14 x 14 art quilt. Jackie showed several of the quilts she had made using those techniques, and Christal shared her "in-progress" quilt depicting a snowy day to show a different take on the techniques involved.

Nancy S. Losure, Karen Arzamendi, Linda Levy, J. Marcus Weekley, Julia Graber, Jackie Watkins, Marilyn Dedeaux, Rita Warnock, and Myra Cook met the challenge to create an 8 x 11 portrait orientation quilt having been inspired by the color blue and a bird.
We enjoyed a wonderful display of quilts during our show and tell period. Among those exhibiting were Julia Graber with her buildings done in the radiant landscape technique; J. Marcus Weekley with his GOD panels soon to be turned into a quilt, and more self-portraits; Cathy Reininger with her modern flowers; Karen Arzamendi with her "water" inspired quilt; Rita Warnock and her landscape; and my apologies to others who showed quilts, or if I have the names wrong. I did not know I would be typing the minutes, so did not take notes, relying on the memory (not a good thing to do.)
There was a consensus to have our next meeting on January 30 at the Mississippi Power Building if it is available. We will ask Judy Momenzadeh if she will speak to us about how she created her alligator quilt. Our next challenge is to make an 8 x 11 quilt in portrait orientation, using the color green and interpreting the word "sorrow."
--submitted by Jackie Watkins

Saturday, July 18, 2015

SAQA MS "Pod" Meeting

At our fiber art meeting today we showed our "R" challenge pieces. Can you find a capital "R" in each piece? There is at least one in every piece even though some may be obscure.

We also viewed the SAQA Trunk G and shared our thoughts about some of the pieces.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SAQA's Trunk G at WAQG

Yesterday I shared SAQA's Trunk G with the West Alabama Quilter's Guild. This is a warm and enthusiastic guild with lots of talent. I enjoyed my time there very much. Thank you, WAQG.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Grace Wever Exhibit in Gadsden, AL

Congratulations to Grace Weaver, a SAQA member from North Alabama. 

Grace says,

"I was invited to have a solo exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art and History at the end of 2015. It is their annual "Alabama's Finest Artist" series, and the exhibition will fill the first floor of the museum (about 500 linear feet). The show title will be "Within the Walls, Beyond the Gates" and will also include works from previous exhibitions, plus what I will create this year.

It will open December 1 and run through most of January. There is an opening reception Sunday December 6 from 2-4 PM. If there is interest in seeing the exhibition, maybe we could have a meeting sometime in December or January, and I could give a group tour. Those in north Alabama might want to attend the opening reception as well.

You can see some of my work on my website which is
Also, on the website are some images of my exhibition at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado. This exhibition will be considerably enlarged for the Gadsden show.

Temptation-All That Glitters