Monday, July 19, 2010

Textile Improvisation Team Challenge

A small group of women get together once a month to try new techniques, laugh and sample ice cream and cake.  Okay, occasionally we have pie.  We decided to make an art quilt sampler for the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show.  The only rules were that each quilt had to be 14" square and each had to include a piece of a blue-green batik to give us a bit of continuity.  Other than those restrictions, we each could do whatever we wanted.  We are quite good at "whatever".
JoAnne Simonson made an abstract dragon.

Karen Carroll has just gotten into inchies and featured them in her quilt.

Vicki Strohm has two dragons - in the lower right corner you will find an observer.

Vivian Terbeek is making some large ocean-inspired pieces but scaled down for this one.

Norma Roberts made this jolly wonky log cabin inspired quiltlet.

And I made a little cabin in the fall woods.

I made a black quilt to tack the little quilts to for display at the quilt show. 

If you are in the Springfield, MO area September, 23, 24, or 25, please
come visit our quilt along with several hundred other fine quilts. 


Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Very cool ... thanks for posting about your small group. Your 14" challenge is very inspiring!

Carole said...

Roberta, this is fabulous! Thank you for very inspiring!

Joy V said...

Thank you for sharing Roberta. Lovely little quilts and a great way of displaying them.

Robin said...

These turned out very well! I am sure your group did what my group did and started planning about 3 projects ahead:)
Once our first group project was so successful, we all started throwing out 'what else' ideas.