About Pins & Needles Art Quilyting

The Pins & Needles Art Quilters group is a neighborhood circle formed from members of River City Quilter’s Guild.We meet once a month to exchange information about art quilts, to share and critique our work, to pursue exhibitions and competitions, and publishing options. We currently have over twenty dedicated members from varied backgrounds. We challenge our group monthly to try new techniques, or themes, to explore mixed media options, and to share new discoveries.

Our group’s work is regularly shown at the River City Quilter’s Guild annual show in Sacramento, California. Our members’ work has also been shown at several national and international shows, as well as in local venues.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Abstracts in Fiber and Paint

I apologize for the wonky pictures, as it was very crowded (a good thing), but it was difficult to get a good angle. So many people enjoying the work. 

The Gallery at 48 Natoma Abstracts in Fiber and Paint Show

An amazing showing of what can be done with fiber and thread and embellishments.  The main gallery held works by Joan Dyer. 

The Community Gallery displayed works from Quartz and members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. Several pieces are by our own Pins and Needles Art Quilting group.

Artist: B. J. Bailey
Artist: B.J. Bailey

Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: Denise Schmidt
Artist: B. J. Bailey

And..... Some other great pieces.....

There were many, many more gorgeous pieces, too many to add here. I hope you can attend the show.

Here are links to their website and Facebook page:



Friday, January 24, 2014

Embellishment Squared

We started our new year by selecting a new challenge. With the great voting process, led by Kari, we chose  "Hidden Worlds". This means any thing you can't see, far away galaxies, spirits, amoeba, cell structure, cat fleas (just kidding on that one).

Linda's Stash
The highlight was Linda Bergman's  presentation on embellishments demonstrating the many ways our work can be enhanced with "stuff". She also asked us to bring examples of our work. 
Linda shared examples of her work

Linda's bag in autumn colors
Another Bag
More detail

Our shared work

Connie Horne's prize winning bag

Kari Bauer's gourds

Kim Sikes proves crazy
fabrics can really work

Judith Imel's trading cards

Robin Jack Brown's
crazy quilt


Sandra Torguson's beaded embellishment on hand dyed silk

More of Sandra's work on silk she dyed herself

Susan Sprague's Fire,
embellished with tiny crystals

Susan Sprague with a very personal piece

We watched, we ate cookies, and had fun.