Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feb, Hi-Fiber Meeting

HiFiber met last Thursday for our regular meeting. Marge Edie, Donna Barnhill and Dianne Gjelsvik have been working on a logo for our group.
We thank them for their time spent creating this elegant design.

Penny brought a bag that her sister, Linda made. Linda used one of the feed sacks that Penny brought us last month. We all thought that using the red fabric with the chicken emblem was a cute idea.

I brought several pieces that I've been working on for show & tell.
Miss Lena Horn

When this piece is finished it will be in an exhibit at The Clemson Art Center. The exhibit is celebrating Jazz. Clemson is sponsoring a Jazz Festival in May and the exhibit is to be part of the festival.

I also brought a piece I've been working on that is my first attempt at thread-painting a portrait.

I brought it because our program for this month was thread-painting presented by Heidi Wolko. She has been making some amazing pieces using thread-painting as the main element in her quilts.

Heidi, drew Judy Rapelje's name last year for our portrait challenge. Heidi did a wonderful job capturing her.

Here Heidi is showing us the print that she is going to use as a demo. Heidi, recommend quite a few books to us about thread-painting. Some of them were, "Thread Painting Made Easy: by Terry White, "Freestyle Machine Embroidery" by Carol Shinn, and "Thread Magic" by Ellen Anne Eddy.

The June/July 2011 issue of "Quilting Arts" magazine was devoted to making portraits. One of the articles was written by Jennifer Day and it was on thread-painting a portrait. Heidi attributes her success to this article.

This piece by Heidi is totally thread-painted.

This wonderful piece by Heidi, is titled "May Day, May Day, Going, Going, Gone".
A closeup of this piece is below.

Heidi, gave an interesting demo and says that thread-painting is very addictive. I'll agree to that.

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