Thursday, July 27, 2006

Retreats and Discharge and Apples, Oh My!

This week's going by really fast for me so far. I can't believe it's already Thursday. I've been under the weather so I haven't been creatively productive at all lately, which isn't good, you know? However, Saturday might change that...

A few of my guild members branched off to form the Art Sewciety, which focuses on aspects of art quilting and techniques. One of its members went to an art quilting symposium given by Juanita Yeager and she's going to share bleach discharge techniques with us. I haven't tried that, so I'm pretty excited. I'll be recording some of it and talking to some of the members for my podcast (yay!), which you should look out for this weekend!

I'm also excited about the possibility of getting in a really good dye day next month. I'm going down to my family's country house (see the pic below), to spend some chill time w/my grandmom and great-aunt. I think I'll try to get some dyeing done, maybe even experiment with sunprinting too. Hmm. My best friend from college might be coming with me to "get her art on" and I'll make her assist me. She'll probably get a kick out of it--being a painter and all. Ohmigod, maybe they'll make us apples for breakfast! I love when they do. Ooooo...this is going to be fun.


Gina Halladay said...

hey quilter girl...I checked out your site...nice...I am a quilter and also write about quilting at

I am not an art quilter, but I love it!

Gina Halladay

Susan said...

One of my friends experiments with what she calls "un-dying" by using the selveges she cuts from fabric.

see her July 12 post.

Have fun this weekend.

Gerrie said...

Sounds fabulous. I'll look forward to seeing what comes of your time in the country!

My Brain on Quilts said...

I can't wait to see the results of your discharge dyeing session. Of all recent experiements in surface design, I am enjoying discharging the best. Try adding back some color with Dyna-Flo -- it's a WOW!