Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
I’m hoping our notification issues with blog posts have been resolved. If a few of you comment on this post today, that will help me and Shez ( our web guy ) know whether or not the problem is now solved.
Last night’s guild meeting was enjoyable. The ruler demos were great; I always learn something new from our resident experts. Congratulations to Annette M-G who won our guild’s spring challenge. We were each given a postcard which we were to interpret in any manner we chose in quilt form. Annette’s block printing of drift wood found along Lake Erie ( I believe, correct me Annette if I’m incorrect) was a perfect interpretation of the Japanese print on her postcard. It also was a perfect complement to Betty L’s early bird special on printing from nature. She demoed using vegetables and air brush paint in somewhat of a rubber stamping style to print images onto cloth. This would be a perfect craft for the summer time with a bunch of crafty kiddos.
I may be late to the party, but I just found out this week about this congressional connection to quilting. I think most of you who’ve been quilting awhile know of Liz Porter. She is half of the dynamic quilting duo Fons and Porter. I used to love watching their show on PBS, and am the proud owner of many of their books. My favorite method for joining binding ends is a variation of “Liz’s bumpless binding” technique. I’ve been using it forever. I’ll also guess that many of you who follow the news know of Congresswoman Katie Porter, who is known for her surgically precise questioning of important folks testifying before Congress. I’ll bet when she brings out her white board and dry erase marker it strikes fear into many a heart. Well, guess what! Liz and Katie are mother and daughter! I know! Amazing.
You can search YouTube for many video clips of the two of them together, but here’s one already chosen for you. Click here.
In case you haven’t seen Katie in action, watch her do some basic math to render this chief executive speechless. Click here.
Katie and her mom Liz are both very good at what they do.