Friday, October 4, 2013

Appearances Challenge

The challenge topic for next year is “Appearances.”  The size is 18”x 24”, you may choose portrait or landscape orientation. The emphasis of the challenge quilts should be on surface design/collage/etc.  Quilts are due at the January 2014 meeting.  QOTW will have the opportunity to exhibit these pieces at the Glendale Quilt Guild show in March at the new Pasadena location.  There is the potential that the quilts may go to the new IQF venue in Portland.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sheila Frampton Cooper

Sheila Frampton Cooper
Just wanted to let everyone know that our very own Sheila Frampton Cooper is on Alex Anderson's and Ricky Tims "The Quilt Show".

Sheila is the featured artist on one of the newest shows. If you hurry on over (sign up for free if you are not already a member) you can watch her show free until September 19, 2013. I watched it and it is fabulous. She is a natural in front of the camera and her technique is well covered and looks like a lot of fun.

Sheila also has a great website if you have not been over to visit it yet.

I hope everyone gets a chance to view Sheila in action on The Quilt Show before it goes to the members only area.

Posted: Trish C.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Textures Fiber Arts Show 2013

Click postcard to go to Textures website

Save a date to come visit wonderful Temecula and see this fiber art exhibit. Opening night is October 4, 2013.

Come on the first Saturday of the show and also enjoy the local guilds outdoor show. Spend the day or spend the weekend and enjoy some wine tasting in wine country or even in Old Town at Tesoro's. Want more exercise? Try hiking on the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ART TAG SALE REMINDER


I am reconfiguring my studio and need to make more room. So I am offering a variety

of art and textile supplies, storage and references at

“such a deal” prices. (no credit cards)




THERE WILL BE..



and more


350+ yards of fabric

300 fat quarters

suede skins

25 colors of felt yardage

Designer and traditional yarns

Batting - Pillow Forms

Janome Jem Gold Sewing Machine and 4 others


Simplicity Flat Bed Steam Press


100+ art books.. polymer clay, beading, jewelry making, quilting, inspiration

100+ Artists Textile Magazines..


Ornaments - Belle Armoire- Quilting Arts-Fiberarts


Stretched canvasses - multiple sizes wrapped edge

Frames (with glass)

Artograph Super Prism Art Projector
(E
xtra bulbs and extra lens)


Storage Carts


ART STUDIO SUPPLY SALE


Saturday June 22nd, 8am-3pm (no early entrance)


8036 Elden Ave, Whittier, CA..90602

(off of LaCuarta near Michighan Park) (10 minutes off the 605 freeway)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maps




Maps:  A Special Exhibit by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists.  Debuting at the International Quilt Festival/Long Beach on August 2 - 4, 2013, Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Featured Artists:
Linda Anderson
Catherine Baltgalvis
Laura Bisagna
Laurie Bucher
Patricia Charity
David Charity
Joanell Connolly
Linda Friedman
jo p Griffith
Annette Guerrero
Karen Markley
Carol Nilsen
Beth Shibley
Mary Tabar
Carolyn Villars
Deborah Weir
Eileen Wintemute
Sally Wright

Congratulations to the artists!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May Critique "Gray Scale" Challenge

Annette's president challenge for May was using the gray scale's 5 lightest values and making a quilt in that range. I think the artists had a wonderful learning experience both in the making and the critique. Almost everyone at the meeting was able to stay and participate in the discussion even if they did not submit a quilt for the critique.

I made a little video to show you the results. I hope you enjoy the quilts. 

video

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First Critique a Success

Quilts on the Wall had their first critique after the March meeting. The initial participation in the critique was fabulous. We had a nice assortment of "Red" quilts to look at and consider during the process.

I had a great time and learned not only from the comments on my quilt but also from the comments of the other quilts. It was fun to see all the interpretations of the theme and the fabulous work of the other artists.

gray scale and value finder From the comments afterwards I think it was a great success and I am looking forward to the next challenge for the critique group. The theme for May is a value challenge. Using a 10 gray scale card, use the 5 lightest values to make your quilt. Any color can be used but the color cannot be darker than 6 on the value card.

Some color wheels have a 10 step gray scale on them and if you own one, use this. Dick Blick sells a nice large one with viewing holes in it for under $3. Other better art stores may carry it, my local Micheal's did not.

If you would like more information on critiquing and how to critique please check out Jane Dunnewold's website. She has some excellent articles on critiquing and other topics.

Posted: Trish
 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Artist Entry Form on the Website

I just uploaded a new form that can be filled out on the website for all the challenge and special exhibit shows. This should help speed up the paperwork process and take care of handwriting interpretation issues.

Log into the Info Center and go to the Forms section. At the top will be the "Artist Entry Form". Click on the title and the form will open. Fill it out and/or save it to your computer or print it out directly.

This form will clear if you close it, so print it the number of times you need it if you don't save to your computer. My suggestion is to save the form to your computer and then you will have it available when ever you need it.

***If you would like to save the filled in form you have to "print" it as a PDF. If you don't have a PDF printer already installed on your computer you can download a freeware version from CutePDF. This is the one I use. There are others out on the web if you want to use one of the others.***

If used for different events, just print the PDF form under a slightly different name. This will give you a history of your entries into shows and will help when deciding on your label information.

Hope this helps everyone.

Posted: Trish


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deborah Weir 4 Day Work Shop


Here are some of the specific techniques we will be focusing on:
1.
Dyeing Overall, shibori (various techniques), color layering,
soy wax resist
, over-dyeing.
2.
Printing with paint - Using the Thermofax machine, screen
printing
, soy
wax resist
, masking tape resist, sponges, plastic page
protectors
3.
Surface Design Design/color basics, Tyvek, Angelina, hand
stitching
, water soluble lace, synthetics/heat, bleach PEN, painted
fusible
, foiling, Paintsticks, DecolourantPlus
4.
Putting It All Together Cutting, piecing, batting, edges,
quilting
, matt/frame vs. sleeve
Each student will go home with a small quilt and a notebook filled
with samples of techniques for reference
.
Deborah Weir
21 Encanto Dr. Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274
310 325-1895
FiberFly@cox.net DeborahWeir.netFiberFly
.blogspot.