The second Wednesday of the month is the day of the monthly meeting of my quilt guild, Calico Cutters. We meet in West Chester, PA. It's an awesome group of women who have supported me through this wonderful journey, becoming an author, designer, instructor and now ruler designer. They have a very special place in my heart.
I am Program Chair. I feel it's important to volunteer when you belong to an organization, even tho my free time is limited. Most months we have a nationally known speaker. Today our speaker was Jane Davila from CT. She's a surface designer.
Yesterday we held a workshop focused on stamp making. It was so much fun, although my carving skills left a bit to be desired. I did end up making a stamp that I loved. I stamped it in 2 different directions on silk.
Here are some of Janes samples. They are gorgeous.
Today was our regular meeting and Jane gave an excellent and informative talk about elements of design. Here are some of her little quilts. (You can read more about her at ( www.JaneDavila.com)
Sometimes I get a surprise bonus at the meetings. During Show &Tell, I see items that were created with one of my patterns or my techniques. It is so rewarding.
I love the fussy cut butterfly circles, Lee.
The next photos were created in my Mini Mosaic Workshop.
I'm heading to the mountains for another Mosai Pet Retreat. I can't wait to meet my new students.