Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

STITCH: Of Mice and Women

STITCH met today at Pat's house, and the theme could have been "Of Mice and Women." She served cute little mice cookies (with licorice tails and almond ears) and taught us all how to make "reverse anti-aging voodoo dolls."

The dolls are labeled with all the afflictions you don't want to have in old age, and you stick a pin in to AVOID that condition.

Then we did show-and-tell and talked about our exhibit coming up in October at the Gig Harbor library. Here's a sampling of show-and-tell:

Carol's graphic quilt highlights her collection of New Zealand fabric.

Anne's batik portrait of her granddaughter will be framed with some colorful African fabric. The face is mainly cut from different batiks to achieve the different colorations, but she also used a little fabric paint.

Karen modeled a sweatshirt jacket she made in a class by sewing fabric rectangles onto a purchased sweatshirt ...

... and Linda showed off her hand-appliqued and embroidered snowman quilt that was two years in the making. 

There was more, but in all the excitement I missed get photos of everything.

Greeting us as we headed downstairs to the studio was this grand old lady, a doll Pat made from an elinor peace bailey pattern.

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

OMG! I love the mice cookies, and the dolls are hilarious! And I would love to hear if Karen had to deconstruct the sweatshirt to add the fabric, especially the sleeves... this looks like a fun project!