Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tucson Quilt Guild January Meeting

Sadly, I missed our December Christmas party.  It's always wonderful!  But, this month's meeting was great, as always....our speaker was Rose Hughes (her website can be found HERE).  Her presentation was fascinating, but before I go there, let me share a few of the "show & tell" items and a couple of views of our wonderful raffle quilt for the 2016 Tucson Quilt Fiesta on February 19,20 and 21! (To check out our website about the show, click HERE)

The raffle quilt was held up for all to see.  Many of our members contributed to its creation, as is the case every year.

A closeup of some of the beautiful quilting stitches

Here is "Diamond Deco" in it's full stock photo
Now for a couple of fun show and tell items....

A yo-yo quilt made in the 1930s.  Gorgeous!

This is only a small section of this beautiful and large ampler quilt.
Now on to Rose Hughes....
She gave a very interesting presentation about color.  First, she asked for volunteers to represent the color wheel.

She talked about our fear of color, and about the need for help in choosing color for our quilts that work perfectly.  I have always had somewhat of a knack for choosing colors, but I know that is a stumbling block for a lot of people.  We particularly have issues with analgous colors (those that touch each other on the wheel and are similar) and complimentary colors (opposites on the wheel).  It was a fascinating presentation.

Her use of color is rich and she makes her wall hangings from silk with lots of embellishment techniques added.  This saguaro panel was hanging up and of course appealed to us all because we live with saguaros every day!

Here are a few of her other wall hangings...



  1. Gorgeous quilts...Each one nicer than the last..A lot of work there!!

  2. You have a fine eye that makes me feel calm and happy to see your soulful work, Marie

  3. How exciting it must have been to be part of that particular quilt guild meeting and also to be a member of it. I know how much you enjoy quilting and I am happy to have shared that part of your life with you for a period of time.