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Art Quilt Tahoe Day 2

I am in that blissful state of being creative a

nd enjoying the creativity of others. My class with Jeannette Meyer is just what I needed to jump start my qult making. Out first exerise was one that I have done before, but have always enjoyed. She cut a poster in to 12 pieces and gave us each one to recreate – paying attention to the nuances of color ande value.


My section was the top left piece.

Next, working with black and white paper we were to take a simple shape and make 4 designs with the shape in a different place. You can see that some people in the class didn’t quite get it.



With the help of Jeannette and the class, we selected our favorite design and worked in fabric – using various criteria.

Here are my first 3:


The top 2 are contrasting value – that is close, but you can still see the design element and also a contrast in texture and fabric design – done 2 ways. The third is to contrast a very grayed color with its pure color. I used tow fabrics for the design shape. I am working on another variation of this – picture tomorrow. Hey, I am working in a series!

Here is more of the eye candy for sale -some gorgeous art cloth:


And, of course, the dessert du jour:


I am missing mucho rain in Portland. Mr C e-mailed me to tell me how bad it is. He also gave me a list of all the things he is going to accomplish while I am away. What a great guy!!

6 Responses to “Art Quilt Tahoe Day 2”

  1. rayna says:

    Well,hmmm…that shape exercise is interesting. But, gee, Gerrie -MUST you do this dessert du jour thing??

  2. Judy says:

    Seems as though we are ALL living vicariously through your blog this week (and next week too!). Love what you are doing…especially the contrast in your middle piece.
    I may have to sign up just for the desserts alone! YIKES…back to WW I’d be in a heart beat! Enjoy a piece for me!!

  3. Diane says:

    Ooh! Looks like you are having fun! Please keep giving detailed shots, because I’m living vicariously through your blog! I’m glad you’re having a good time!

  4. DebR says:

    As a rule, I’m not much on taking classes, but that one looks interesting!

  5. That dessert could be the inspiration for another quilt – a nice simple triangle shape. Say hi to Sue Benner for me!

  6. Kathie says:

    I’m living vicariously through your pictures and accounts of Art Quilt Tahoe. I have a friend who attended several years ago and she says it changed her life. Have fun!