Thursday, May 14, 2009

Timberlane Quilters' Guild

In Powell River, in our Ferns and Flowers class, participants worked with a variety of motifs from the Art Deco period, in designing their own original wallhanging. While working with the same shapes, each piece was unique, dispelling the notion that only some people are created to be artists. The fun was in seeing the pieces emerge, each demonstrating the sense of colour and design, the sense of balance and harmony, of the artist who made it. Having two days instead of the usual one day for this class, allowed time for Joan Darling to share her knowledge and experience of embellishing Art Deco-inspired quilts, as well as giving ample time for most
particpants to finish their design and consider border treatments. There were opportunities to learn how to couch yarns onto the piece, add Angelina highlights, and to add beading to the wallhangings. All in all, a totally inspiring weekend for all of us!

1 comment:

  1. Love the shapes and colours. Wish I'ld been there!
    Pat F in Winnipeg