Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fun Guest Speaker at Kalico Kut-ups

Kalico Kut-ups April meeting had Karlee Porter as their guest speaker.  Karlee just turned 22 !  She is a very talented machine quilter and has won the "Create Your Style" art quilting design contest at the International Quilt Show in Houston last fall. (It was her first competition!)  Karlee has entered her quilt in the HMQS competition which is in two weeks.  Look for "Shimmering Symphony" (lots of crystals, too).  All I can say is "watch out quilting world, here comes Karlee"!

Hand dyed fabric.

Most of Karlee's quilts are whole cloth.  This one was spray painted and the letters were painted with acrylics.  Lots of machine quilting and sparkles.

She really likes words and swavorski crystals.

Click on the photo to get a better look at the quilting.

An here is "Shimmering Symphony".  A picture does not do it justice.

We also had another special visitor!  Lisa Chin and her daughter Ann Marie brought Shayla, a service dog (puppy) in training.  Most of our members didn't know she was even quiet and well behaved.....Ann Marie was too.

One of Lisa's work in progress designs.

Cindy's version of last year's bom designed by Bev.

And finally, Charlies nine patch quilt from blocks exchanged   years ago in another guild.  It went together beautifully!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing Kalico Kutups submits photos and updates! Other groups should try to keep up!!! It's a challenge, and go!