Friday, February 23, 2018

God Bless America Banner

Class project for tomorrow, I think everyone will enjoy it.  It looks like there is complicated placement to get the letters lined up, but the embroidery design takes care of that.  Yes, there is a scorch mark to the left of the "C."  Not sure whether I should try to get it out or leave it as an example of what not to do.  I am leaving the binding unsewn so folks can see how it goes on.  From Fabric Confetti by Vanessa.

My class teacher goal is to have everything in the car the night before.  Sometimes that happens, sometimes not, but it's looking good for this time.

My friend Carrye looked at the baby quilt with the skaters and trees and said she made the top and gave it to me to quilt.  No wonder I couldn't remember putting it together.  Sorry, Carrye, giving you credit now.

I really enjoyed Nora's band concert last night.  So many seventh graders in the band.  I have heard that her middle school is the largest in Ohio.  It is miraculous to me that they can take sixth graders who have never played an instrument and who can play together so well in seventh grade.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kids, Stars, and Trees

Back to sewing after a trip to North Carolina for Winnie's dad's funeral.  Steph got the flu her second day there, so we stayed extra days.

I had found this baby quilt top unfinished.  I'm not sure why I stopped work on it, maybe the days went on and it seemed too winter-y.  It was a quick finish, and was half quilted before I left for North Carolina.  I love this fabric.  Perhaps I can consider it an Olympic theme.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Arts Weekend

Once again, Mennonite Arts Weekend is a beautiful memory.  For those of you who keep track of such things, next time will be February 7 - 9, 2020.

The beautiful soaring church is Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian in Cincinnati.  They graciously lend their wonderful facilities to Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship, in exchange for a Sunday service and offering.  

This year's them was Seeds of Compassion:  "How Can Art Cultivate Cultures of Kindness?" In the mid-ground are the banners I made for artist Karen Newe and the Worship Planners.  From left to right, they represent Beginning in Earth, Sprouting and Growing, Bearing Fruit, Fading and Falling, and Returning to Earth.  Each was carried in separately at the appropriate place in the service.

Music, as always, was amazing.