Monday, December 19, 2011

December 2011

Our WAV group met at the Yellowstone Art Museum Vault for our Christmas party. Brooke is artist-in-residence there and her time has been extended until June.  The SAQA Creative Force show will be held from March 22 to April 10, 2012.  Brooke will be holding a winter solstice program on Dec 22nd, called "Ignite!"  Using an outdoor fire-pit in the parking lot, Brooke will demonstrate controlled charring of fabrics. In the tradition of Zozobra, in New Mexico, participants are encouraged to bring small symbols of an event in their lives that they wish to put behind them, and those pieces will be consigned to the flames.

Cynthia is curator of SAQA's Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Quilts of Montana and Idaho, which will show at the Ryniker Morrison Gallery at Rocky Mountain College, Billings from Feb 17 to March 30, 2012, and then go to the Denver National Quilt Festival from May 3-6, in Colorado.  She is also the current "cover girl" in Quilting Arts magazine.

Our Christmas exchange theme this year was "Get in Shape".  The creative minds of the group made lovely gifts based on this theme.  Everyone brought tasty dishes to share, as well as a some wine.  We all had a great time enjoying the food, gifts, and good company.

Next year's programs were discussed.  It was decided that we would take a summer break from June to August since so many of us have other commitments during that time.

Kathy L announced that the "Under the Sea" challenge will be traveling to the Mancuso Denver National Quilt Festival, in Colorado, and to the National Quilt Association (NQA) show in Columbus, Ohio, in 2012.  Kathy invited the WAV members to join the TAGY members in 2012's book challenge.  Challenge guidelines are available on the December TAGY blog

Next year's Christmas exchange theme will be based on the saying in the Dove chocolates we enjoyed at this year's party.  Photo by Jane Neale.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

October 2011

Kathy Hammond returned from New Mexico with the makings of Zozobra puppets for us all.  We had fun designing our own Zozobras.  She explained that he embodies gloom, and by burning him, people destroy the worries and troubles of the previous year in the flames.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 2011 Meeting Swap and Sale

 Our May meeting was a swap or sale of fiber and quilt related items.
Cynthia and Cheryl above.
 Wanda and Brooke.

Jeanne poses with her 1st addition to Granddaughters "dress up" box.

Pegee also has some "dress up" on.
We received our quilts back from the Gallery in Williston ND.
Linda Mac, Kathy and Cynthia
 I hope everyone enjoyed the meeting and swap, good food, good company and an interesting discussion.