Friday, February 7, 2014

Barbara McCraw and Teresa Sherling present trunk show

Close friends and quilting colleagues Barbara McCraw and Teresa Sherling were DAFA’s guest artists on Nov. 25, 2013, presenting a charming trunk show and telling with humor the story of their collaboration in B&T Studios in Denton. The two teach classes in techniques ranging from beginning to advanced, including Baltimore Album year-long classes. Both have had their work juried into the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and Teresa has had one of her quilts chosen for the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. The quilt depicts Sasha and Malia Obama.

Chuck Baber (left) led the November mini-workshop, teaching participants how Japanese stab binding is done. His small sample books are shown in the center panel. At right, participants clip their book signatures and drill holes with the Dremel.

Barbara McCraw (left) and Teresa Sherling await the start of their DAFA program. Displaying their individual versions of shared challenges, Teresa shows her bulldog quilt and Barbara shows her cats.

The Baltimore Album quilts showed clearly the unique approaches to color and design that the two quilters take while sharing a love of similar techniques. At right, DAFA members crowd around after the program to admire the pair's “hair quilts” and other intriguing work.
-- Carolyn Skei

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