Last week on Tuesday was my quilt guild meeting (Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilter's Guild). Our guest was Frieda Anderson. She is a national teacher from the Chicago area. She's a member of the Chicago School of Fusing and does some amazing fused and quilted pieces. I forgot my camera, but my friend Holly was kind enough to take photos and share them with me so I could show them to you.
Frieda gave a trunk show, where she showed us a powerpoint presentation of her quilts, showing the evolution of them over time. She also passed around a lot of samples and had a ton of samples on her sales table as well. These pictures are a conglomeration of them. I'll intersperse little things we learned about during her presentation as I show you the photos. Buckle your seatbelt, because this is going to be a fun ride!
Also, do you notice the binding on this one? She often fuses her bindings on. A very interesting technique.
She said she uses all Rayon 30 wt. thread for her quilting. The larger thread makes the quilting stand out more. I really liked the effect.
I like this one a lot. Interestingly, she outline quilts (with a straight stitch) her fused pieces right next to the fused line, not right on top of it. It does help give the image more depth. Then, she will go back and add some detail on top of the fusing, like the veins in the leaves.
This one appealed to me quite a bit. Interestingly, she said she makes at least one pieced quilt a year, too. She will often make a fused and a pieced version of the same quilt. She showed us both the fused and the pieced versions of this one. I could tell them apart when we were at the meeting, but I couldn't tell you if this is the fused or pieced version right now, to be honest! I think it's the fused version. My friend Jackie and I decided we liked the fused versions better. They seemed "free-er" than the pieced versions.
This was her table of goodies. She had a lot of hand dyed fabrics, including these velvets, silk ribbon, etc. Also, she had her books and patterns for sale, as well as some kits. See that chartreuse green? She mad a joke that chartreuse is the "new neutral." I love it. That is one of my favorite colors.
If you want more information on things, you can visit Frieda Anderson's website. It's as bright and colorful as all her quilts! Hope you enjoyed this little parade. This was a very enjoyable and informative guild meeting. She was a very good speaker.
We had a very busy weekend. I have a ton to share with you again! I had Friday Night Sew In and the Michigan Fiber Arts Festival. So, I'll share all about those events throughout the week!
Until next time,