Elaine Quehl Workshop

Thanks again to Creative Sewing for the use of one of their large classrooms for our Elaine Quehl workshop. These intrepid quilters look very, very busy in their efforts to make their own version of Elaine's tree quilt. I just hope that we will get to see the results of their artistic labors at the next meeting. 

February Show and Tell

We had a short but sweet show and tell this month with Liz showing these two beauties . . .

. . . and Judy bringing in these two small quilts using the Day Bee block exchange blocks she's made.

Nice work ladies.

February Program - Elaine Quehl

For our February meeting we were joined by renowned Canadian quilter/teacher/dyer Elaine Quehl. Elaine was the Canadian Quilters' Association Teacher of the Year for 2015. She is known for her dramatic and colorful nature themed art quilts featuring luscious foliage (particularly host leaves), flowers and trees. In her lecture Elaine shared what she has learned about design and composition over the years.

Here are some of Elaine's tree quilts. Hopefully you can see some of her beautiful quilting in the close-ups.

Elaine is especially fond of hostas and has been published in the Spring 2015 issue of The Hosta Journal (a publication of the American Hosta Society).

All the fabric used in her artwork is hand-dyed by Elaine to provide the wide range of value she uses to create the depth and drama she achieves in her quilts. 
Elaine also sells her hand-dyed fabrics online. If you are interested, just go to her website: http://www.elainequehl.com.

February Schedule of Events

1st Tuesday, February 2nd 10:00 AM 
Board Meeting at Creative Sewing Machine Center

2nd Tuesday, February 9th 9:30 AM 
Day Bee meets at the home of Sandra Baker

2nd Saturday, February 13th 2:30 PM 
General Meeting at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 
FELLOWSHIP HALL
Elaine Quehl

3rd Monday, February 15th 9:30 AM
Elaine Quehl workshop
at Creative Sewing Machine Center

4th Tuesday, February 23rd 9:30 AM
Comfort Quilts Sew Day
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church
530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia 

SS CLASSROOM

Last Thursday, February 26th 6:30 PM
Knight Bee meets in the home of Sandra Baker