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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pins and Needles April 2014 Meeting

Very informative evening, with lots to learn and share.
First up, we shared some of our recent work.

Artist: B. J. Bailey

Artist: B. J. Bailey 

Linda Bergman's quilt was featured
 in the QuiltArt 2015 Calendar

Linda Bergman's featured quilt:
the Fractured Star

Artist Marie Nelson

Sandra Torguson shared her Gelli Plate results.

More of Sandra's Gelli Plate results

More of Sandra's work. The Gelli Plate was sprayed with
water before printing.

More of Sandra's work. This one was also sprayed with
water before printing. 
Sandra's Gelli Plate again.

Another Gelli Plate print from Sandra.

Artist Sandra Torguson. Hand dyed and beaded silk.

Artist: Sandra Torguson. Hand dyed and painted.

Artist: Lori Wisheropp
Elizabeth McInnis presented a demo on designing collage quilts.

Start with a good stash, save all the tiny pieces.

Fussy cut pieces

Just because the fussy cut piece is a flower
doesn't mean you can't use it in a fish!

Elizabeth's collage quilt
Elizabeth asked us to share some of our own collage examples: 

Artist: Jan Soules

Artist: Kathy Orsburn

Artist: Kathy Orsburn

Artist: Kari Bauer
Artist: Phyllis McCalla

Artist: Kari Bauer
And we all had fun, which is the whole point!