Wednesday, January 24, 2007
History, with quilts
This picture makes me smile. I'm so pleased to see Nancy Pelosi in the Speaker's chair! It's really quite the historic achievement for women. I hope that it won't be long before we're seeing at least TWO women in this scene at the State of the Union address. I must confess that I couldn't stomach watching or listening to the actual speech. I can't abide Bush's empty rhetoric any longer, and I think Cheney pretty much personifies EVIL and I don't need to have him on my screen. Still, the presence of a woman and a democrat up there gives me hope.
And now, the quilts.
The Pointless Sisters (our guild's art group) met on Tuesday. As always, show and tell is the highlight.
Here's Linda, proudly displaying a piece she's made based on McKenna Ryan pattern. I love seeing Linda's work, as she was a brand-spanking-new quilter when she started coming and she is really growing. This is one of her first attempts at fusing and she seemed very happy with the ease of it all.
Selma, a very prolific member, shows her "Flight of Imagination" quilt which she made after taking a class at a local shop. The coloring is gorgeous, isn't it?
Here's another of Selma's pieces, made after a guild workshop with Karen Combs:
Carolyn showed us this piece which she started in a guild workshop with Rebecca Rorhkaste. I really like the way she's set these blocks...Don't those colored strips in the "sashing" work nicely?
Carolyn also showed this Amish sampler panel she'd made. It reminded me of how I love Amish quilts and it'd be fun to make something in that vein.
Pat showed a chicken quilt she's made to be donated for a charity raffle. (This is taken with the thing lying on a table, which explains the funny angle.) Charming, yes?