Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sara Miller-Moe Presents Trunk Show

Art quilter and mixed-media artist Sara Miller-Moe brought a lively program and trunk show to DAFA’s regular meeting on Monday, August 26. In a presentation titled “From Stitches to Strokes” she recounted her non-stop adventures as a fiber artist in recent years, showing her audience dozens of colorful quilts, many fabrics and templates that she has designed, and a group of recent abstract collages. Curves abound in her work, and one of her refrains was, “Quilts don’t have to be square.”

Left to right: Deborah Boschert and Brenda Wyatt display one of Sara’s earliest quilts. Sara’s most recent quilt, built using a wide variety of her templates. Sarah holds up one of the painted fabrics that became part of her fabric collection.

Left to right: Flo Barry displays one of Sara's quilts built with her curved templates. Sara shows Audrey Legatowicz one of her her non-traditional pieces. A group of Sara’s collaged works on wood.

Louise Schubert led the mini-workshop in August, providing fabrics, beads, trims, guidance and inspiration as members created "Art Doll Pins." The resulting scores of colorful pins were as diverse as their makers.
Left to right: Louise Schubert helps Mary Lou Smith with fabric draping. Four of the resulting art doll pins. Louise enjoys a humorous remark.

Several mini-workshop participants display their art doll pins during the Show & Tell session.

-- Carolyn Skei