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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts group met last night, and you are sure to be in awe of what they have accomplished. It is certainly a talented group of women. In this first picture, Connie Korsky shows us her jacket that won first place in a recent show. (First place was a brand new sewing machine!)

Here is a close up of the winning jacket. Note the texture magic around the neckline and the handmade beads. This jacket is stunning.

This is a close up of one of the sleeves, more embellishments and handmade beads. Connie certainly put a lot of thought and work into this jacket and I can see why she won first place.

Laura Strait says she is a perfectionist and that this little quilt helped her to let go of some of that perfectionism and release her creative spirit. I love the free flowing lines and the bold colors. Laura says that she has registered for Art Prize, which is a huge art contest held in Grand Rapids this summer. You can see some of last year’s entries here. I'm anxious to see Laura's entry.

Barb Wright made this hand dyed jacket. She calls it Better Than Cook Whip, because she died the fabrics in a Cool Whip bowl. She has a wonderful medley of colors.

Sue Clark also shared her Skinny Quilt tablerunner. This zingy quilt has real eye-appeal.
Many thanks to all who shared their wonderful talents with us. Don't forget to stop back because I want to share Julia's demonstration on rusting fabrics.
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I was at Spun Sugar Quilts the other day and she has a link to the Fat Quarter Shops where you can get the pattern for a Whimsy Kite Quilt. You can get the PDF file here


Until next time,
Caroll

7 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh oh oh! I will be waiting for that rusting demo. I tried my hand at it last year for the first time. I just winged it. Amazing what turned up. I had an image of a fish....a surprise because I just place objects on the fabric...no fish...rolled them up then bagged them in plastic and put then outside in the heat. I was totally pleased with the results. I can't remember what all showed up. I still haven't used them but will soon. It was so much fun and such a surprise when they were opened up. Thanks for having such a fun blog and sharing with us. Blessings, Karen

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

PS. Oops. Forgot to say beauiful work on the jackets, table runner and the quilt. Love them all. Very talented quilters with lots of fabulous work. Karen

Barb said...

Oh wow....I can see why she won too...amazing.

Sherry said...

WOW what lovely work Great jpb to all the quilters.

Allie said...

Oh my goodness that first place jacket is stunning - all the projects are wonderful!

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Laura said...

Hey Caroll,
I was able to find a venue for ArtPrize! My work was installed this last week in preparation for the coming year. Here is my artist profile: http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/49518
Thanks for your wonderful blog!

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