Wow, a lot happened at our September meeting! First we had Marilyn Boros speak to us about her mosaic quilts. She does some amazing quilts using TINY little pieces... fabric instead of glass ("it's safer").
This is a few of her beauties, some still in progress.
Some of these are labyrinth-inspired quilts.
Marilyn shows us some examples of what she uses for inspiration.. calendars, magazines, mosaic art books, church windows, whatever excites her creative juices.
Most of her work is made from small pieces, but she did this large one (from large pieces) for a church function and had children sign their names in the little pieces. Anything is possible!
Here is some of the other stuff that happened and that we talked about:
1) Marilyn will be appearing at several other venues this fall. One is the Art Crawl in St. Paul.. she will be in the Rosmoor Building, 5th floor, selling handbags, Oct 12-14. She doesn't know the exact location.. at a table in a hallway somewhere on the 5th floor!
2) Oct 14 - an open house at Quilt it Yourself in Savage. You can try out the computerized longarm quilting machine and see if you think you'd like to sign up for classes.
3) Two members won ribbons at the State Fair! Congratulations to Jacquie G. and Judy T-S.
4) Page J. is a regional coordinator of Quilts of Valor. They are having a huge welcome home ceremony in North Dakota on November 11. They need over 500 quilts! If you can help out in any way, see Page.
5) Jean L. has been busy delivering Home of the Brave quilts. Remember to keep making blocks as the need is on-going. See Jean to offer your help.
6) When it's available, grab a copy of the Quilters Newsletter magazine. In that issue Sandi I. will have an article on trapunto. (And next time you see Sandi, ask her to show you a picture of her daughter, Miss Inver Grove Heights!!)
7) We had our first charm square lotto, and the winner was Sue M. Next month, bring autumn colors (6-inch squares).
8) Next month is October - the big reveal of the Bag of Stuff challenges!! Can't wait to see what everyone created this year. Be sure to come and see if you can recognize your own fabrics!