Just so you know, we will be closed on July 4. Let’s hope for a nice day, not too hot, a little breeze, but no rain. We will be open normal hours the rest of the week, so the Alaska BOM will meet on Saturday the 6th. It is my sincere hope that by the time we meet I will have the whole quilt top together so you can see it. It is going well now that last week’s little issue is taken care of.
There is still room in the Art Doll course. These lovely ladies can be any personality you can come up with. A customer came in this week and showed me some dolls she had made for the Clairmont estate, based on some of the women who lived their lives there. They were fantastic, and having a once living person as inspiration for hair, makeup, clothing and accessories helps make some of the design choices easier. If you are into genealogy how about making her into one of your own ancestors? If you would like to do this gather your info before class, we will start with the head so if you have photos we might catch a resemblance. This idea is intriguing to me. The photos below are from Creative Cloth Doll Making by Patti Culea. Both of these dolls were made by the author and I hope that they fill you with creative ideas for your own version. I have several of her out of print books in my collection at the shoppe if you want to browse.
Chair Yoga was a hit. We decided to make it a monthly event, so our next session is July 20, 1 pm, $10.00. Special thanks to Susan our instructor who even brought a CD of songs about quilts to share with us. I found it on YouTube by searching “Scraps of Quilting Music” the artist is Lil Rev. It was the top item so it should be easy to find if you want to check it out.
Also coming up is handstitchers club on the 9th, and Crazy Quilt Club on the 16th. This will be the first meeting on the new schedule. If you need more information on either club check the Club News page. Have a creative day!!