|She shoots...she SCORES!|
Over the years it has become more. For several years now, we have invited speakers and vendors. Usually the vendors simply send us a carton of inventory which we sell for them, returning unsold along with the proceeds. So it has turned into a much anticipated event: Inspiration, Fabric AND Food. Definitely a winning combination.
Our fellow member, Vivika DeNegre, the new editor of Quilting Arts, invited her new colleague Cate Prato, editor of Cloth Paper Scissors to the party. We were very interested in the shirt that Cate had printed with many found objects...fitting perfectly with our speaker's topic. Jane Davila gave an incredibly informative slide presentation. Actually, I wouldn't mind hearing it a second time...it was that interesting.
The vendors this year included: 1) Jane Davila who brought all the new amazing printing, painting, dyeing stuff and books that one would ever need (seriously). Plus she was there to answer our questions on how to use it.
|Cate Prato, Cloth Paper Scissors editor|
|Debbie Bento being serious|
|Vivika DeNegre with one of her birds (and found objects)|
|Judy Ross...her husband said this piece was too simplistic (Really?)|
|Part of the "store"|
2) Mickey Lawlor (Skydyes) sent her incredible hand painted cottons which made several of our hearts race.
3) Sunny Bunny from Tampa sent a box of luscious shibori, gradations and hand-dyed cheesecloth.
4) Karen Loprete brought a ton of her colorful work.
5) Our very own Carol Ludington brought a mountain of cotton that she had ice cube dyed! I don't think she sleeps...if you check out the Sisters in Cloth blog site you can see a photo of both the fabric and Carol.
We all are grateful that our hostess Yvette has such a generous spirit. She opens her home to us after spending days staging it so that everyone can enjoy the speaker, the lunch, the Show and Tell, the vendors AND, of course, catching up with each other. Thank you, Yvette! You are the BEST!!
|Hostess Yvette Howard with Barb Adams|