Monday, January 14, 2013

January 2013 Newsletter
Hello, one and all!
Sorry this took so long for me to get to, but life has a way of getting in the way.
Our last meeting was in November, and was a nice group of 17.  As planned, we had a demo of Neo-Colors, and then had some time to play.  What a happy day that was!  It's grown up crayons!  Life is good.  Thank you, ladies, for making this happen.

Ghost Quilting:  There is an article in the January 2013 American Quilters Magazine about ghost quilting that is well worth your time to find and check out.

Our latest challenge:  Due at the March meeting, this challenge is to be a sculptural piece.
By that we mean it can be a 3-D sculptured piece, or simply have relief items happening.
There are no restrictions of any kind other than the relief or 3-D requirements.  Knock your socks off, ladies!  Oh, and by the way, there are a lot of books out there about relief quilting, as well as 3-D, so don't feel that this is something that is just not possible for you to complete.  Think vessels, flowers, felting....  Years ago Faithful Circle had a challenge.  I made a quilted Chinese take out box that had quilted fortune cookies inside.  There were little messages about buying more fabric, stuff like that.  Pretty funny, and fun to make.  This is a CHALLENGE, and should be treated as such.  Push yourself.  It always feels so good when it's finished!  (Something I haven't been doing lately!  Argh!)

Our next meeting will be Monday, January 28th at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Art League.  You can check out the address at the end of some previous newsletters.  Here is the trick, though.  We CANNOT enter the building until 7 P.M.!  It is verboten!  So, please plan your trip accordingly.  If you are early, rock out to your favorite music in your car, trim your nails, make a sketch for your new challenge project,...just don't go to the door and knock.  Remember, this is a nice place for us to meet.  They except our wacky ways and our wacky work.  We never want to piss off the Pope!
And on that note, I bid you a safe journey.