MCQ programs are offered each month for members and guests as part of the members meeting. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday (3rd Monday if fourth is a holiday) at 6:30 p.m. at the Textile Center, 3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis. No December meeting.
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September 25, 2017
“Classy” Quilts — MCQ Members Share Their Work from the Sue Benner and Rosalie Dace classes
Our recent survey showed that our favorite programs showcase the work of MCQ colleagues. September’s program will be a fantastic and expanded show-and-tell featuring the original designs done in (or inspired by) the four workshops taught by Sue Benner and Rosalie Dace.
For each workshop, one of our members will provide a brief overview of the class content and then participants will share their creative work using those techniques.
- Dye Painting — introduced by Sue Martin
- Fusing — introduced by Peg LaSota
- Sheers — introduced by Wendie Zekowski
- Kandinsky — introduced by Judy Osbon
In addition, we are inviting all of our members who exhibited their work at the State Fair — Fine Arts, Creative Arts, and Quilt on a Stick — to share their work.
We will also have some fun activities to help us get to know our fellow MCQ members.
Sandra Brick will discuss discharge shibori. Shibori is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing.
The word shibori comes from the verb root shiboru, meaning to wring, squeeze, or press, which emphasizes an action performed on cloth — the process of manipulating fabric. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, shibori creates a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. After you secure the cloth, you can add or subtract color.
Sandra’s presentation will focus on what happens when you subtract color, i.e., discharge dyeing.
November 27, 2017
Schoolhouse program. Watch for details.