Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quilting Artists Extraordinaire!

On Monday the Heritage Quilting Guild assembled for their annual Pot Luck Summer Luncheon…and of course it was pouring buckets outside!!  Our one rainy day in August…wouldn’t you know it!  But not to worry as our luncheon was being held at Gloria Daly’s NEW Art Studio…Gloria’s ‘Studio G Art’ is HUGE and gorgeous!! 

Let me show you a few pictures of Gloria’s new digs…this is the right side of her studio…look at her creations on the walls…

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And on the left…

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There is Art work and little touches like this one all over the Studio…

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And of course Gloria’s Fiber Art Creations are wonderful!!

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Gloria had a grove of Trees in her bathroom…aren’t they lovely! 

You can learn more about Gloria and her work at her website…HERE.  She is quite the accomplished and innovative Fibre Artist…you really must go and visit!!  Just click on ‘gallery’ to see more of her work! STUNNING!

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After our wonderful lunch (quilters sure know how to put on a spread!!) our guest speaker was Barbara Gilbert.  She gave a wonderful talk on how she got started in Fiber Arts and she also went through the process of making some of her pieces…which you can see hanging on the wall beside her.

P1150208You would not believe the hours and hours and hours it took Barbara to hand dye and bead this stunning handbag!!  P1150173

Look at the little beaded rings…all hand embellished!

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Some of her other work…

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My favourite…needle punch felted wool…had a Monet feel to it!!

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Another of her handbags…a Crazy patch silk and velvet piece… P1150179

Incredible workmanship!!

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This had hand dyed velvet bag covered with a river of beaded embellishments was another stunning creation!

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She also makes buttons and tassels…each was a work of Art in it’s own right!

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And to top it all off…Barbara is teaching a course at Gloria’s Studio on September 8th and the topic is Sashiko Hand Embroidery!! 

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If you live in the area and would like to take this course then contact Gloria!!  It looks like a fun course and in top notch surroundings with lots of room to work and stitch…and dance and tumble…if the urge should strike!!  P1150185                Just a reminder before you go…HURRY over to QuiLt Hollow…It’s Day TWO in the PICK FOUR Book TOUR…

You really do want to win one of these books from the BOOK TOUR GIVE AWAY!!  And you must see Mary’s wonderful quilt that she made using one of Quilt Sue’s patterns…yup…another one to add to the ‘TO DO LIST’!  Hurry now…RUN!!  (I’m such a boss!)

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

7 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts, love seeing art quilts and the different ways they use embellishments in pieces.

Debbie

Hands Sew Full said...

Wow so much creativity in one place!

Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing.
I love both those bags, especially the Crazy Patch one. Beautiful!!!

Natasha said...

Hi Paulette

Barbara Gilbert was my high school sewing teacher. I made my very first quilt with her, a puff quilt. I knew so little that I used Poly/cotton broadcloth... gasp! Anyway great to see her photo!
Natasha

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what a fun luncheon that must have been! Wish I lived closer because I've been wanting to learn Sashiko.

QuiltSue said...

Your guest speaker's maiden name is the same as mine.

I loved her beaded bag and bet it took many hours to do.

Lynda said...

Lovely studio! The beaded bags were beautiful.