Friday, November 11, 2011

Sampling our "Identity"

Cher Hurney
The opening reception at the Levi Coe Library was cancelled due to the October snowstorm that left most of Connecticut without electricity for more than 6 days!

Nevertheless, the show was hung the morning the snow began to fall and here is a sampling of our work.

The exhibit continues through November 30, 2011 at the Levi Coe Library, 414 Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455, or telephone 860-349-3857 ext. 204.
Diane Cadrain

Orange Flower by Karen Loprete

Firmly Planted

Self Indulgence by Carol Eaton

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paper and Ink

Barbara Khachane and Karen Loprete receiving instruction from Carine Greene. 
Last Saturday Carine Greene lead the group in a workshop designed to get our creative energy flowing. The idea came from the book, Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art by Gwen Hedley. We used india ink and various objects to place lines on two different types of paper. Then we made parallel cuts into one sheet of paper and then strips, one-by-one from the second sheet of paper. The strips from the second sheet were woven into the parallel cuts of the first paper and the results are shown below.
Carol Eaton and Mary Lachman showing their finished pieces.
In addition to our workshop, a few of the members showed new art quilts in progress. In this picture Carol Vinick discusses her creation of flowers using ribbon and thread stitching.
From left to right: Carol, Karen, Carol Vinick (seated) and Rosalind Spann