This month was the due date for our Artful August Challenge (pushed back to September). Our members brought the quilts that they had made that were inspired by art or architecture. Just look at all the amazing entries!
Thank you to our Guest Speaker, Erin Dollar with Cotton and Flax, that has shared her path on how she became a textile designer. She is a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman. Her first fabric line, Arroyo, is in stores now! Her new Fabric line, Balboa, will be shipping to stores starting in November! Both lines are a linen cotton blend. You can follow her on instagram at @cottonandflax. Go follow her and check out her website to see what is coming soon!
Elisabeth Woo and Nichole Ramirez, authors of “The Fussy Cut Sampler,” gave an amazing presentation at our June meeting! They brought a lot of examples of individual blocks utilizing their techniques, and it was fascinating to see all the detail and work involved in each block. They discussed how the book came about, the publishing process, gave helpful tips and techniques, and answered questions from guild members. Their blog is thefussycutsampler.com.
And you can follow them on Instagram for more fussy-cut inspiration. Elisabeth’s Instagram is @elisabew and Nichole’s is @catwithfins.
Thank you Alicia for the informative presentation on batting and thread at our April 2017 Meeting! Thank you also for the gifts that our attendees received, and for the awesome door prizes as well! Alicia gave us a lot of great info on the differences between and advantages of various types of batting and the various weights of thread. The Threaducation Centre is located in Orange at 910 North Batavia Street (on FB: CA Threaducation Centre). You can purchase batting and WonderFil thread there. Once a month (usually the third Friday of the month) there is a “Thread Tasting” and there are also weekly “Thread Play Days.” You can bring your machine to the Threaducation Centre and they will help you figure out which WonderFil Threads will work best with your particular machine and for your sewing needs. Be on the lookout for some upcoming classes as well! Regular hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and by appointment. Alicia’s phone # is 900-816-2545.