After a longer than necessary search, I found the article on page 21 of the September 2006 issue of Quilting Arts magazine. It was called “Sun Prints with Tissue Paper” by Karen Eckmeier. Her quilt is also on the cover. I would have found it faster, but I thought it was in an older issue. I must have made my sample last summer.
On Wednesday night I went to the first meeting of a new art quilt group starting at one of the local quilt shops. Close to twenty women showed up. I am always amazed at the number of different styles and interests among quilters. Several of the ladies were working in series using techniques or themes that included creating fantasy fabric, wearables and purses, whole cloth dyeing with amazing machine quilting, and traditional blocks with a twist.
Because everyone’s work is so different, the group opted to have one member a month do a mini trunk show of their work rather than have programs or demonstrations. The group will also pick a theme every month to use as inspiration for a piece to show at the next meeting. There are no rules on the size or type of item created, nor does it have to be finished. The theme assigned at this meeting was “circles”.
I started my “circle” project today.