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Saturday, April 3, 2010
Yosemite Mountain Quilters-cuddle quilts
Attended our local Yosemite Mountain Quilters meeting and we had lots to share. We always have cuddle quilts to make. Blocks are cut by a group of ladies and bagged with batting and backing. Kathy and I each took a bag at our Ecco retreat and set the squares randomly, but we added a twist. I brought fabric paints and some plain fabrics. The ladies all came out to have their hands painted so that they could put them on the fabric and we incorporated them in the quilts.. We wanted people to know that these were made locally with love in our hearts for those in need. Laura was kind enough to do the quilting on her long arm and we each do the binding after that. I still have to do the binding by hand. I guess it is having that last connection to any quilt. We will be showing these at the Art, Music and Dinner in the Meadow, at the Coarsegold Historical Museum on June 5th.. Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time.. I will be writing more at a later date.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,