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.
Sounds like I missed a great evening. I was enjoying a Palm Desert vacation. The “fractured image” is very interesting. Good work, Anna.
Palm Desert vs. the Gathering of the Guilds… a difficult toss up! Hope you had a relaxing time, Carolyn!
Love, love, love your “Fractured Modern” piece!! It was a fun evening and your presentation was inspiring….as always!
It was great to see you and the rest of the Weyburn group. Thanks for venturing out and taking in the evening!Looking forward to your guild show in May!
Hi Anna, sure looks like you had a fun evening. I really like your “fractured image”.
I see those beautiful swirls are part of your image too. I certainly enjoyed the beautiful smiles on the ladies and their hats. Easter Parade?
Anytime quilters gather fun is not far behind… After a cold, hard winter the spring theme was just what the doctor ordered, Carol.
Looks like it was a great evening – and I love your ‘Fractured Modern” piece. But then, I love almost anything that is purple!
This piece was a long time in the making… but I can honestly return to my statement: “I don’t have any UFOs.” Time to start a new series!
Love it. Quilting women are wonderful people, everywhere one goes.
You are 100 % correct with that statement, Minnie!