Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday's Guild Meeting

Tuesday's meeting featured Marg Higgins, who is a member of the guild. What a great trunk show. Marg gave us permission not to follow the rules we all have learned as quilters. She taught us that it's OK if the quilt police like your "art quilts". They are yours and if you like them, that's all that matters. Below are some of the pictures I took of her quilts.

This quilt made me smile. When she held it up all I could think was WOW that's a true Velvet Elvis. Sure enough, Marg found a velvet picture at a garage sale and turned it into a TOTALLY cool wall hanging. She added glitter to the picture and spiced up the flowers. The quilting was great because it enhanced, not distracted.

Marg's coat of many colors. She said she only wears it when she has time to talk to people. Definitely one of those items that makes you stop and want to talk to the person that's wearing it.
This wall hanging really intrigued me. Marg used left over pieces from a quilt that hands on it. The green that makes the leaves or stems for the flowers is actually her hand turned upside down. What a great idea. Instead of wasting something that was wonder undered to beautiful fabric, she re purposed it. The color on the bottom is a south American belt that she attached to the wall hanging and then embellished like mad.
This picture is of a wall hanging that was very embellished. It was very interesting to all of the things she had attached - yarn that was couched, beads, fringe, etc.
I don't know why, but I love this piece. It really caught my eye (HA HA HA). In all seriousness, I do really like it.
Have a great night.

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