So, to catch up on what I've been up to, I taught a class for a guild in Cosmopolis, Wa last weekend and had a really good time with some very free spirited quilters. It's the second time this year I've worked with them and they're a blast. This class featured curved piecing and they took to it fearlessly. We also worked with finishing smaller quilts with a mock binding which I plan to do a tutorial on in the very near future.
I'm also involved with an art quilting group that meets once a month, it's a low-pressure group that includes about everything to do with fiber and fabric. We often have more ideas than actual tangible works but we share a lot of encouragement and inspiration. We've done some small challenges from time to time but this last summer, we decided to do some discharging of fabric, swap it around with each other and then do something with our discharged fabrics. The pictures that follow are of the process I've undertaken with the fat quarter that I acquired. It's a little stark or just plain bright at it's current stage but one of the things that we're focusing on is showing work in progress to show off the stages of the finished pieces. That means that we show the work in progress at stages when it doesn't alway make sense yet or reveal the vision of what the maker 'sees' in the work in progress.