Sunday, September 16, 2018

NTSAQA September Meeting

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 
― Maya Angelou

      North Texas SAQA met Saturday at our usual place, Must Love Fabrics in Grapevine.   The owner of the fabric shop is so nice to work with; there is a large room where we can spread out and do messy stuff like painting!  The workshop that I presented to our members started a couple months ago when I showed this wall hanging.

Sunset on water
      I had created this several years ago in a class I took at Arrowmont, an arts and crafts school in Gatlinburg, Tennessee...painting on canvas, using duct tape to mask off areas, cutting up and reconstructing.  After explaining the process, several asked if I would do a workshop on the technique. We had a great turnout!  Here are the gals all working away!
Jackie and Jennie busy painting
Deborah and Earamichia talking it over
Robin and Jaye
Sherry, Mary Ellen, Carolyn and Diane
Denny with her two visiting exchange students
     We had a couple of visitors....Denny is host to a couple of exchange students from Japan; she had called me last week to see if it would be ok to bring them to the meeting. to which I responded of course...if we had room for them....which we did!  They were so eager to paint with us, a real pleasure to see their enthusiasm!  

Deborah Beschert showing a copy of QA
      At our meeting, we always have a show 'n tell...things we had been working on, activities of interest, announcements, etc. The above picture shows Deborah Boschert showing her article in the latest Quilting Arts magazine.  In this same issue, there is an article written by another of our members, Heather Pregger.  Heather is also in my other local group, NTAQ,  and her article was about some of our challenges.  

Heather's article in the most recent Quilting Arts
     The two quilts on the lower picture are Andrea's and my quilts...we were inspired by Degas'
"Dancer at the Barre".

     At the next NTSAQA meeting, everyone is supposed to make something out of the fabric they painted this month.  It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!