Monday, August 25, 2014

Members in the Spotlight

Two of our members have their work showing around town…Vista Mahan and Jackie Cory.

Vista has a quilted wall hanging showing in a multi-media art exhibit with the theme of "Wings". This juried show opened on August 14, 2014 and will run through September 29, 2014 at The Jewish Cultural Center. Twenty-nine artists from the southeastern United States and Israel were selected from the entries. The art work includes photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, and fiber art.
Jewish Cultural Center • 5461 North Terrance Rd. • Chattanooga, TN

Jackie has four of her "Altered Books" showing at a fine art show celebrating books and their readers at Reflections Gallery. This exhibit opens on Thursday, August 28, 2014 with a opening reception from 4:00—7:00 p.m. and will run through October 23, 2014. Jackie will be presenting a "Altered Book" workshop during the Chattanooga Gallery Hop on September 6, from 2:00—5:00 p.m., also at the Reflections Gallery.
Reflections Gallery • 6922 Lee Highway • Chattanooga, TN 37421

I hope you get a chance to visit these two exhibits. Congratulations Vista and Jackie!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AQS QuiltWeek—Chattanooga


September 10—13, 2014, Chattanooga Convention Center

The ChattMQG's exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theatre
will open on Wednesday, September 10, during their regular hours,
 with a Lobby Exhibit on Friday, September 12, from 5:00—9:00 p.m.

An interview promoting Chattanooga Quiltweek with our very own Denise Ohlman and Sandi Suggs will air on WUTC  88.1FM on September 3 at 10:00 am and at 8:00 pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Meeting Recap

Our July meeting started with a lot of twists and turns…of the Tennessee River! Twenty-four of our members came together and created a beautiful quilted rendition of the Tennessee River for our upcoming exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium during AQS QuiltWeek-Chattanooga, September 10-13, 2014.

Speaking of QuiltWeek-Chattanooga, Denise from the Chattanooga Quilt Guild spoke briefly on Volunteer opportunities for the show. Volunteers are needed in two specific areas; Show Hostesses and Quilt Hangers. You can sign up to volunteer on VolunteerSpot at http:/vols.pt/RJGiWC. Just enter your email address and choose an available spot. Remember, admission to the show is free on the day you volunteer.

The July Lottery blocks, were collected. Josie and Sharon both went home with six "Crooked Road to Tennessee" blocks. Linda presented the Lottery Block for August, "Improv Herringbone". Handouts were passed out during the meeting. In case you didn't snag one, you can find the tutorial here: http://www.13spools.com/2013/05/improv-herringbone-tutorial.html

Joan and Veronica "squared up" some details regarding the Aquarium exhibit. Exhibit quilts and/or pictures of the those quilts, along with their dimensions, are due at our August meeting.

Our program this month focused on the Modern design element, Bold Graphic Color. Our Team Leaders made samples for a hands on look at this element. Five volunteers agreed to take challenge packs of bold solid colors to create their own Bold Graphic pieces. Can't wait to see those at our August meeting!

Our Show and Tell is always a great way to end our monthly meetings. Thanks to Melody for the pictures.
1. CeeCee Foster  2.Delores Dady  3. Delores Dady  4. Denise Ohlman  5. Jackie Cory
6. Ginny Csiszko  7. Ginny Csiszko  8. Ginny Csiszko  9. Jean Larson  10. Kathleen McMullen
11. Josie Dinwiddie  12. Josie Dinwiddie  13. Josie Dinwiddie  14. Martha Steele 15. Martha Steele
16. Mary Keasler  17. Mary Keasler  18. Mary Keasler  19. Toni Faidley
22. Nancy Packard  23. Patricia Steadman  24. Sharon Griffith  25. Sharon Griffith

Make it Modern,

~Pam