Our rendition of the QuiltCon challenge for 2017 made an appearance at the meeting before being shipped off to Savannah. The challenge this year was "Playing With Scale". This quilt was inspired by the work of Paolo Scirpa, an Italian artist who uses neon light and mirrors to investigate the concept of infinity. Members individually improvisationally pieced the textured background which, when arranged, created a focal point in the distance. We then used hand-appliquéd bias tape to create concentric circles to bring the viewer from the large scale to the small reinforcing this point infinitely far away.
|PghMQG 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge|
|Upcycled Clothing Challenge Minis!|
Show and tell also elicited some super cool pieces:
|B and her cacti|
|An original piece designed by Nikki|
|Sally played with curves and color!|
|This stunning piece by Sandy is made entirely of tea bags. It.was.amazing.|
Karen led the skillbuilder topic about organizing your stash. Thanks, Karen!
Don't forget to register for the March sewing retreat via this link. Registration is now open to nonmembers if you want to bring yourself or your friends!
See you in March!