Friday, May 13, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

Hello one and all!  I have finally been allowed by my computer to write this newsletter.  Sorry about that.  All I can say is that computers and I don't always see eye to eye,...I can hear them laughing as I walk past, even at the library!  They are very rude.  But I'm a big girl, and I keep trying.  So, here we go:

Challenge:  "Literally Fiber"

96" perimeter is the maximum size, and this should be based or inspired by a book (title, contents,...).
This piece is due at the September meeting, and will be hung in our show in October.  Be ready to explain the name of the book and what the inspiration was.  We all look forward to seeing how literature moves you!

Marianne R. Williamson's Textiles in Motion:

Marianne's work was seen at the IQF show in April over in Rosemont.  She paints on her work, and it tends to have an impressionistic quality to it.  Definitely worth checking out.   Check her out at:

Quilt Show Banner:

We're still looking for 5" square "quilts" with some kind of finished edge that would exemplify our work and styles, new techniques, etc.  This banner is hung at all of our shows, and being updated is always fun.  It's the first thing people see when they enter, and it shows that we are far from being a stagnant group!  Thanks for helping us out here.

Our Quilt Show in Wasco:

We've discussed this show in the past, and I want to remind you that they need to be delivered to our June meeting.  The show will hang for the entire month of July.  Entries should involve nature, and nothing can be larger than 2' x 2' or 2' x 3' due to the size of the gallery.  It is believed that the commission on pieces sold will be 20%, so mark your work accordingly (selling is an option, not a requirement).  The maximum number of pieces to be hung will be between 30 to 32 pieces.  All of them should have a sleeve AND a rod, with a split in the center to hang your work from.  This is a nice opportunity to exhibit your work, and get some "face time" for your quilts!  Thanks for setting this up for us, oh powers that be!

May 23rd is our next meeting:

We normally do not have a meeting in May due to Memorial Day.  This year they do not coincide, so be there or be square!  Naperville Art League, 508 N. Center Street, at 7 pm. with $3 in our grubby little hands to cover the cost of the room rental.  Please feel free to bring show and tell, at any stage is welcome, especially if you need advice or just want to show off your new project.  Also, if you happen to have any ideas on demo's, please let us know.  We are always interested in hearing or participating in new techniques!  I am a dinosaur, and don't have the money or room to indulge in all that's involved with new techniques, I'm sorry to say.  As a result, I don't have anything to demo!
Argh!  See you soon, and enjoy this ever changing weather.