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November Guild Meeting

Event Type(s): pagesGuild Meetings
  • Date/Time: November 17, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: New Life Church

Our November Guild Meeting will start off with a brief informational portion before our program, giving all members an update on what is currently going on with the guild and what is coming up.

Our program for November’s Guild Meeting is Carol Ann Waugh, presenting about Stupendous Stitching. And, as time allows, we will finish the Guild Meeting with Show and Tell, in which members will share and showcase their quilts or quilted projects.

Stupendous Stitching

In this workshop, you will be combining couching, hand embroidery and decorative machine stitching to help you create fabulous textures and colors on batik cotton fabric. This is the class you need to explore and use all those hundreds of “decorative stitches” included in your sewing machine. You will also learn a new way to finish the edges of  your piece with rattail cord and learn the secrets of mounting your art so it will hang on your wall beautifully. You will leave this class with a finished masterpiece! 

About Carol Ann Waugh

“Unique” is a description often overused in the art world, but in my case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is an underlying factor in my work. When people see my work they always say “I’ve never seen anything like this before!” That’s when I know I have achieved my goal of being unique. The last 10 years of learning to work with fabric, stitch and now paper, have given way to experimentation and curiosity that is always the driving force behind my art.

My inspiration often comes from the endless question: “What can I do to take this piece somewhere new, somewhere different than others have gone before?”
My current work hints at the mixing of geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension. It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.  I enjoy not having complete control over the outcome of my work and as I layer, create each line, shape or pattern, add or take away color, and stitch, the decisions made after each step change the options for the next decision.  It’s why making art is so intriguing and something I am driven to do every day.

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