Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Last Quilt Guild

I was able to join my dear friend Paulette and go to Quilt Guild one last time.  It was a wonderful program, with Terri Linn Kygar!  Her technique of coloring applique with heated crayons was fascinating and her work beautiful!  Paulette bought her book, and I plan to get it later.  I love the combination of art techniques and quilting because they are both great loves of mine, so this was right up my alley.  A nice send-off from Tucson's amazing Quilt Guild as I soon approach the wonders of quilting (and photography and art) that Oregon has to offer.  In fact, Terri Linn is from a town near The Dallas, OR and has taught classes in Sisters, which is an hour from our new house!  Perhaps I can catch one of her classes!


Many of my shots didn't come out because of low light and the distance from the stage but I managed to capture a few.  The technique can be hand-washed  so the quilts done with the crayons aren't for heavy use and machine washing. 

I envisioned this poinsettia in the traditional reds for a Christmas wall-hanging or table runner.  I do like the blue, though.

A page from her book.  When I saw this, I immediately thought of my Mom's kitchen in her old house!  This would have looked amazing hanging there!
A show-and-tell piece I particularly liked! 
This quilt is being raffled to help a Women's Shelter, and I bought tickets.  Absolutely LOVE it.  So Southwestern though...should be moving away from that, but I will always enjoy it no matter where we go....

This is the Tucson Quilt Guild raffle quilt for 2018...they are designed and made up as you can see well in advance.  I already have tickets to hopefully win the 2017 quilt when the show happens in February...that one is pretty Southwestern in style.  There seems to be a theme here. :-)  But then it breaks away....

2018 is Tucson Quilt Guild's Ruby Jubilee, thus the choice of the red compass roses!

I will miss the Tucson Quilt Guild and my monthly "friend" time with Paulette (and sometimes GayNell).  I have made copious notes of every meeting I have attended, and have learned a lot!  Can't wait to see what lies ahead in Oregon....