With a name I can really love……”Killer Bees”. Yup, that’s their moniker! Now that’s gotta ‘bee’ an assertive group…yes??? Their meeting this morning was fast paced, well organized and kept on track by Ms Jan, a wireless-hand-held mic wielding gal whose attention was
difficult impossible to ignore. I’m liking this gal!!! In an hour, or so, all the necessary business had been discussed & dispatched and we were on to sharing time. Now, all this was imperative because immediately following was to be a workshop time on beginning fmq (free motion quilting) and there was no time to waste!
The following photos are a quick recap of most of what these gals had been working on as a result of various outside workshops and events attended (sorry for the poor quality of the pics……..an “off” day for me for sure!!!!)……..(‘click’ on any photo to enlarge)
This is a view of just half of those in attendance! Yup, the group numbers approximately 150 but this is nearing the end of the winter season and many have left already.
This is the group on the opposite side, ready to roll with the workshop that followed.
There will be a workshop coming up and this gal was doing a preliminary explanation of what can be expected.
Everyone’s attention was peaked by this top. The pattern was spotted in a recent Keepsake Quilting catalog and, of course, that gal was convinced that she could duplicate it w/o benefit of the purchased pattern……….totally successful!!!!!!
This is Ms Jan and her piece from a recent workshop led by Chicagoan Laura Wasilowski (Artfabrik). She did a great post about the Rio Grande Valley Guild (which is definitely in my future!!!) here.
This top was so beautifully pieced and hand embroidered! Close-up viewing was requested.
A bit of needle-punch (tiger).
This top was the result of a photo the gal on the right took, purchased the fabric and just did a “wing-it” approach (with much planning, I’m sure!!!!).
It’s difficult to see but these were designs that were colored with crayons, set, then outlined/embroidered & pieced. I believe there were cries of “workshop….workshop” heard at this point!!!!!!
The giraffes were a ‘hit’ and, also required some scrutiny close-up! Beautifully done applique, all!
More beautiful applique!!!!
A “quilt as you go” in progress (front, on left, and back, on right).
And on to the fmq workshop and those who were taking part became very focused!!!!!
At this time, I quietly took my leave. But I will be back…………next January to join with the rest of the Winter Texans.
One more day and then we’re northward bound. Til next time…….