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.

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