Friday, April 7, 2017

These tiny pieces of quilted art are so beautiful and no bigger than a postcard. In fact, that's what they are, postcards. They are great small projects that are quick, easy to make, collectible and make thoughtful personal gifts for friends. Sisters Quilting Collective will be having a demonstration and a speaker and we can learn to make these tiny works of art. The demo is 5:30pm Thursday, April 13th at the Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Blvd. Sacramento CA. This workshop is open to everyone for a $3.00 fee and free to SQC members.

Below is a supply list if you would like to participate. Time is limited so please come early to get a good seat and we can start right at 5:30.

The paper will be supplied and samples will be available.
You will also need:
Elmer's  glue, scissors and scraps of fabric. You can bring your sewing machine but if one is not available you can still put the project together to be sewn at another time. If you are an SQC member and you haven't been in a while, what a great time to come back to try this fun project. For more information call Renae McClainwhite at 916-410-7234. See you Thursday.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

These are three of my easy batik fabric paintings from my last class. I quilted and bordered them with batik fabrics and they are ready to hang.

Quilted Watercolors: Women and the Moon

Quilted Watercolors:
Women and the Moon

Friday, March 31st
10am to 3pm

Raley's Natomas Community Room
4650 Natomas Blvd.
Park Place 2 Shopping Center
Sacramento CA 95835

I can't wait to share this workshop with
you. I have always found peace and comfort in watching the moon especially on warm summer nights. The moon has a special significance for women and there are many legends, fables and stories about women and their relationship with the moon. Over the years the moon's image has found its way into a lot of my artwork and even into a couple of stories that I've written.

This workshop will be another fabric paint and applique piece. You will learn more new techniques that I hope you will use in your other fabric arts or just enjoy the experience of altering fabric as I do.

You will again need your blow hairdryers or heat guns again but I promise, this time we will only need to

use them once. At our last workshop we had to use them multiple times and we really heated up the room. You will also need a, 12" ruler or more and a couple of small pieces of print fabric of your choice, at least 9"x12". Bright colors and batiks work nicely. This is a good time to use up some of your fabric scraps. Trading and sharing your extras is encouraged. We won't need sewing machines because we'll use fusible bonding. If you choose, you can stitch your projects later on at home but it isn't necessary.

Wear something comfortable that you don't have to worry about getting dirty. There is currently still space for 8.

We will be at Raley's Market in Natomas again. They have a great food court where you can buy lunch. Please register on Paypal. See the "Buy Now" button on the Quilted Watercolors page. I will bring everything else we need to create this project. The link to the Quilted Watercolors page is below. If you have trouble seeing the full blog page, click on the "view web page version" button.