Monday, October 31, 2016

An Inspirational Evening With Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

On Monday, October 24, 2016 Pieces and Patches members were honored to spend the evening with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, aerospace engineer and quilter. Dr. Mazloom presented a lecture entitled "Quilting - The Collective History".  
Her presentation was inspiring in many ways - creatively, culturally as well as personally.  She is among the most influential African American quilt historians and quilt artists of the 21st century and was recently inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame.  

 Carolyn now uses only black and white in her quilts - having given away !!! all her stash 
of many colors!

 No only were the themes of her quilts thought-provoking and heartwarming, but her workmanship was exemplary!!

 Each of her quilt told a story of the importance of celebrating life, family, heritage and culture.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Holiday School Bell Quilt In

 Saturday, September 24th a great group of quilters gathered at our 2nd School Bell Quilt-In.  We had a variety of projects going on at the same time with quilters sharing their expertise and tips with each other!

Holiday Candle Wraps

                       Adding bling to crazy quilting is fun!
Starting a Halloween Project

We met in the classroom at Country Stitches.

Luscious Fabric!!
Believe it or not, these petals can be a  
poinsettia or a daisy!
Easy as 1 - 2 - 3 !

            Projects are always more fun when shared with a friend!!