Yesterday at stitch-in Ginny showed us the magnificent catalog raisonne which she just received in the mail yesterday, of a Red and White Quilt Show some of our members went in to see at the Armory. To be exact:
The venue, the Armory, alone tells you this was a huge event, hundreds of red and white quilts, spanning three centuries, the collection of one woman, wanting to have them seen and enjoyed. The American Folk Art Museum was also involved, and the catalog, the book you see pictured below, is itself an artwork.
Here are: the cover giving you the exact title, a sample of pages, and at the bottom the view of the exhibit itself as shown in the book. Ginny and Karen G. both have copies, and maybe they will bring them in for us to see again.
And today, Mary Corbet gives us a post about Dorset buttons, a few of which many of you have seen in progress at stitch ins in the last few months, as Liz created them for use in a bigger artwork. To see some wonderful examples Mary's showing us, as well as ideas on how to not only make but use them, go here
And looking ahead: our October program meeting, Sunday October 4, on goldwork will be led, by Carol P, with assistance from Liz A. Carol will be be using the kits you received at the holiday party in those little silk purses, the Thai silk and gold thread. Liz has also been working on a small goldwork motif for people wanting to stitch something in goldwork in addition to Carol's introductory design, and will present that to you too.
Please be sure and bring any materials you had from our Mendham goldwork adventure, particularly the piece of velvet (you'll see why you need the velvet when Liz shows you her ideas). Okay if you don't have them, we'll supply. Look for an email from Carol soon (she's still in Thailand) with more information. The date, again, is Sunday October 4, 1-4.
Meantime, next Wednesday, September 30th, is our Board Meeting, 7-9 pm. at stitch in. The first Tuesday daytime stitch in will be two days after the general meeting, on October 6, 1-3.