CQFA Meeting

The CQFA Meeting was last Saturday. As I already mentioned BAMQG was on the same day. For me, it was a lot of driving and time away from home for one day. Not sure I can continue to make it to both meetings.

This was our end of the year long, organizational type meeting. While long, it was a good one.The end of the year means we needed to plan for 2012. Now we have the start of a plan.

Belly Dancing Belt
Belly Dancing Belt

Show and Tell was great as usual. I love seeing what other people make. Bron brought a gorgeous belly dancing belt to show us, which she bought at the FabMo sale. It was made by an artist who used FabMo materials.

Marie, the President of the San Jose Museum Quilt & Textiles Board, talked about the various events coming up on the SJMQT calendar. We decided to donate some money to the Museum to support the upcoming Quilt National 2011 exhibit, which will be held in 2011.

Gingko Monoprint
Gingko Monoprint

Marie brought monoprints she worked on in a class.

Marie's Monoprint Quilt
Marie's Monoprint Quilt

Of course, I liked this one with all the turquoise.

Squares Monoprint
Squares Monoprint

I purport not to like grey that much, especially the grey and yellow combination that seems to be so popular with the modern quiltmakers right now, but I really liked this monoprint.

Diane's City
Diane's City

I know that Diane calls this series something different, but I think it has the look of a city center from overhead. Diane is a silk painter and has been using FabMo fabrics to mount and as mats for her pieces.

Rhonda's Habitat Challenge
Rhonda's Habitat Challenge

I know Rhonda from BAMQG. She brought this piece to CQFA as well. I hope she will join CQFA.

Carolyn's Notebook Cover
Carolyn's Notebook Cover
Carolyn's Notebook Cover
Carolyn's Notebook Cover

Caroline found an interesting piece of fabric that looked like an Edward Gorey painting. She wanted to use the entire piece of fabric, the back of which had some interesting characters knitting, which is why she made her journal cover the size it is. I really admire Caroline’s finishing skills. Her products look professional..

The cool thing about this cover is that it holds an artists sketchbook. I don’t know how she did the edging (a regular binding?), but I think it looks really nice.

We had a nice ATC exchange. People do such creative work. I would like to start on my ATCs for the next meeting right now, so that my pieces are as great as other people’s. It has been a week and I haven’t started in yet.

I really would like to make some ATCs using the Tsukineko inks. I think it would be a good way to practice with the inks. Sonja did some great paintings when she came to her first meeting where she painted on a piece of fabric and then cut the piece up into ATC sized works. That is on my mind as a possibility.

Maureen & my ATCs
Maureen & my ATCs
Virginia & Sue's ATCs
Virginia & Sue's ATCs
Diane & Reva's ATCs
Diane & Reva's ATCs
Sue & Nancy's ATCs
Sue & Nancy's ATCs

I was sad I had to leave early to make BAMQG, because I missed Dolores’ presentation. This is what made me start thinking about just attending one meeting or going to BAMQG late on days where CQFA also meets. We’ll have to see. I can’t do everything and I just can’t exhaust myself. Last week was particularly difficult, because I was single parenting and, while I have a wonderful, helpful Young Man, I still have double the chores and no backup. I’ll have to play it my ear in January.

Nota bene: my camera battery died and I forgot to bring the spare, so all the photos are taken with my phone. Sorry about that!

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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