Thursday, October 22, 2015

Two Interesting Quilt Presentations

On Sunday afternoon, I joined a group of volunteers making breast cancer comfort pillows at Heart in Hands  quilt shop in Weymouth.

On Monday evening, I attended a meeting of the Quilters Connection Guild to hear a presentation by Ann Shaw from the state of Washington. I had joined this guild in the spring after attending their quilt show. The group, which originally held meetings in Watertown, now meets at Bentley College in Waltham. This wonderful new meeting space means that they will able to accept many more new members. If you are interested, there is information about joining on the website.

Here are two samples of Ann's amazing use of color and prints. Patterns for some of her quilts are available on her website, Ann Shaw Quilting along with information regarding workshops and retreats.

Last night, I went to a meeting of the Rhododendron Quilt Guild in Walpole. Why? I am not a member of this guild, but I really wanted to hear Jacque Gering, the high priestess of the modern quilt movement speak. As you can see from this photo, her ebullient, warm, funny, friendly manner did not disappoint. She was delightful!

Her focus is on line and negative space as you can see in these pieces.

To see more of her work, visit her Tallgrass Prairie Studio where you will also find her blog and a number of tutorials. 

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