Fractured Modern, approximately 25″ h x 30 ” w; 2014
Every other spring the Prairie Hearts Quilters’ Guild of Moose Jaw hosts a fun evening where quilters from the southern part of Saskatchewan gather, share stories, refreshments and enjoy special activities.
This year I was invited to present a talk and some new work. Last night the hall at St. Andrew’s United Church was buzzing with activity. It wasn’t long when a slightly panicked volunteer asked for another table and chair because a large group from Weyburn that had arrived and needed seats. Mere moments passed and table with chairs was set up to provide a place for the Crocus Guild gals. What great energy and how wonderful to see so many familiar faces!
I had put the finishing touches on my presentation only a few hours prior to the event. I like to be “fresh” with content and familiar with the images I flash on the screen. I also had some new work to share which has sparked ideas for a new workshop. “Fractured Modern” is today’s feature image. It has been a work in progress for a while, and I am pleased with the final outcome. With some fresh work completed and a great starting point for a workshop working with silk I am looking toward summer…
Back to the Gathering of the Guilds: Here are a few fun images of the event. The challenge was posed to wear a hat. Hat parades featuring vintage, funky and original weaved their way through the hall. There were many great hats, but my friend Dorothy pulled it off so well!
A few images showing the busy hall, just a couple of show and tell quilts that were well received and smiling faces all around.
And here is Jaynie after the receiving her prize for best original design. Blog followers – do you remember this fascinator? Jaynie created it during her introductory design workshop in my studio two winters ago. I knew it would be a winner even then! Jaynie is one creative and motivated textile artist!
Thanks Prairie Hearts Quilters Guild for hosting an evening of stimulating exchange and lots of laughter! And thanks for the invitation to present.