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