Monday, May 4, 2009

Busy Weekend

Boy, did I have a busy weekend. Friday I went down to my studio to straighten it up some. As I started to clear my cutting table of various scraps of fabric, I got the idea to challenge myself to create some small collage quilts out of the random scraps. Recently, I have developed a great interest in fabric/fiber collage and tried my hand at interpreting collage into my style of quilting. I think I did alright? What do you think?

This Saturday was "Quilt Saturday". I belong to a small informal quilt group which meets the first Saturday of every month. Saturday we had a delightful visitor to the group, which was very refreshing since for years we were a closed group. New energy and new ideas are always good for a group.

Every other month we watch a video of a new project technique and then do the project for the next meeting. After our the news & updates, and show & share, we watched a Quilting Arts video on free motion applique. The project was interesting, but the teaching methods left a lot to be desired. I can't wait until next month's meeting to see all the creative ways the technique has been interpreted.

Lastly, Sunday my husband ran the last leg of a relay in the "Flying Pig Marathon" in Cincinnati which meant we all had to get up at 5:00am to be in downtown by 7:00am. He did great! 6.55 miles in 53 minutes! The girls and I were there to cheer him on every step of the way. He was so fast crossing the finish line I barely got a photo of him.