On Sunday, September 11th, at the Fall Festival at the Arboretum by Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo some of our guild members brought quilts to display and answered questions and promoted Keepsake Quilters Guild and our quilt show November 5-6th. Raffle tickets were also sold at this very fun event.
This Month's Program:
October 17, 2016
Art Quilting – Cynthia Foster
I have been a fiber artist most of my life. I make quilts, collages and paper. I use beads, paint and other media to enhance my fiber work. I will talk about art quilting and how you can take all your wonderful skills to make them. I believe quilts are a part of artistic creation that the art world has been ignoring. We take longer to make a quilt than a painter takes to paint a painting. It costs more to make and requires a skill set equal to any painter’s or sculptor’s or mixed media artist.
This Month's Workshop:
It all begins with a design or block and an idea of what you might make. In this workshop, I will encourage you to design using some of the principles of design. We will put together a block or a project using the fabrics you bring. I will give you resources for materials that make art quilting easier. I will give some ideas of how to build on the all the techniques you already know to create art quilts. Art quilting simply means that you use your ideas to create quilts rather than depending on a kit or design created by someone else.