Friday, June 29, 2012

Fiber Art Group Show & Tell

Linda's quilt block.

Closer look at Carole's quilt (below).

Carole's quilt.

Carole's bag.

Carole's round casserole carrier when empty.

Carole's round casserole carrier.

Gloria's quilt.

Closer look at the ribbon embroidery on Linda's Bag (below)

Linda's ribbon embroidered bag.

Friday, June 15, 2012

UFO Group Show & Tell

Gloria's 2-sided quilt. This side is her snowmen quilt.

This is the other side of Gloria's quilt.

Debbie's knit bag. She used target plastic bags to make plarn and then knit into a bag and added nice red handles.

Shirley's Civil War/1800's reproduction fabrics quilt. It's a Puss-in-the-Corner block set on point along with large fabric squares.

Jeanne brought in this old quilt top of a feathered star with a Kansas Dugout pieced center.

Judy made a double-sided wall quilt using this Elvis panel on one side.

This is the other side of Judy's quilt with these buff shirtless dudes. A girl has got to dream you know.

Judy's placemat and napkins. She also made a table runner to match, but my camera took a blurry photo of that one.

Mary tried on Jeanne's hat the correct way.
Jeanne put her hat on backwards to see how it would look with the flowers on the front instead.

Most of the ladies went up to the Tea Room and had afternoon tea. Shirley and Gloria seated here.

Debbie and her grandmother on the sofa.

Jeanne (with her hat on correctly here) and Mary. Jeanne is showing Mary the magazine with photographs of the Queen, when she was a young woman.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fiber & Farm Tour

Our first stop was seeing 3 camels.
The Fiber Arts Group that I belong to went on the annual Fiber & Farm Tour in Edgewood, New Mexico yesterday. To start our day out right, I gave each one of these women a strawberry bag that I had made.  There were 9 farms on the tour, but we only made it to 4 of them. There was a lot of driving involved and since none of had ever gone before, we weren't sure where the farms were or the distances involved between the farms. Some were quite a few miles apart. The tour was from 10-4 and that wouldn't be enough time to stop at them and make a lunch stop too. I think 4 stops was enough to give us an idea and we did see camels, alpacas, birds and lots of fibers.

7 out of the 10 of us who went posed for this shot.

The 2 camels in the structure wouldn't come all the way outside.

Recently shorn alpacas. They have the cutest faces.

Don't you love those hairdos? Looks like they have bangs, since the rest of their fur has been shorn.

There were some peacocks at this stop.

This tom turkey was dancing around spreading his tail feathers and gobbling.

Another peacock. I wish they had spread out their tail feathers like the tom turkeys did.

We stopped for a delicious lunch at the East Mountain Grill. The service was great and the waiter was friendly. Lots of great choices on the menu.

Angela actually posed for this shot (she's the one behind the menu), normally she would duck under the table, ha, ha.

After lunch we went to Busy Bee Quilt Shop, which was in the same shopping plaza as the restaurant. This quilt was hanging on the wall. It's a raw edge applique. My first time at this quilt shop and I was impressed by the large assortment of fabrics they carried, and how super friendly and nice the owners were. I had heard nothing but great things about this shop and now I can say it's all true.

I bought a package of needles and this batik fat quarter at Busy Bee. Love the colors in this one.

Our last stop on the tour was to Robin Pascal, who is a fiber artist. I bought a bag of rainbow colored wool. Love those colors!

I also bought 3 skeins of yarn (on sale too). The pink is a cotton blend, the middle green variegated yarn is a super soft merino blend and the variegated blue is also a merino blend with nylon, so that means I'll be knitting some blue socks.

We had a great time on our first outing together as a group. It was something different to do and see. We saw parts of Edgewood we hadn't seen before. I gave each one of these women a strawberry bag that I made too.
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