Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stripping, Secrets and Becoming President

What a title! Bet a few of you have wandered in just because of that, but I hope you pause to look around a bit and see what I'm really up to!

Stripping is in reference to the Strip Robin project that I initiated at the quilt guild last fall. The basic idea was that we blow a picture up to at least 30 inches on one side, cut it into 5 strips, and pass the strips to the other participants to interpret in fabric. No rules, any and all techniques welcome as long as it's fabric. We had 8 people participate and when we finished up on Thursday night almost all the strips were complete, and the quilts were fabulous. Of course it was a rather busy night, so I do not have pictures of them, but I will be hunting them down and putting them up as I can. Mine came out fabulous. (It still has to be a secret for a short time, though, so you will have to wait to see it!)

The secret was the quilt we made for our out-going guild president. I was asked to quilt it, so I did, and this is the quilt. Some of us made hats and some of us made purses. I made a hat. Some of them were very heavily embellished.



Suzy was very happy with her quilt, and even happier I think to pass the gavel on to me. Yes, I am the incoming Coos Sand 'N Sea president. Heaven help us all. I'm going to have to be on time for meetings, stay late and supervise the clean-up, and hold the board meetings. I'm not sure about all of this, but at least I will try. What can I say. If I'm awful, they can always vote me out next spring! If I'm truly horrific, maybe they will let me out of it before that!!! My biggest worry is getting everyone to quiet down and listen while I'm talking. I'm not good at that. That's why I rarely helped in my daughters class-rooms, but would sign up to help the nurse with health screenings. I'm great one on one. Not so good as a leader. But it's time I did my part, and I will do my very best - no slacking off. At least I don't really have to do anything until August! So I have 2 months off before I start this grand adventure. Stay tuned for moaning and groaning, though I'm sure!

Enough of my presidential scandals - to the sewing room for me, lots of piles of stuff to deal with because I procrastinated and spent most of last week working on my strips - here is the evidence of my total immersion in my task:

Can you tell I was having a great time? This project really had me thinking in all kinds of new ways, and I truly had a great time. I can't wait to get another round started next fall. I'm on the lookout for a fun new picture to work on!


5 comments:

FabricsNQuilts said...

Congratulations Pamela! rapping the gavel a few times will surely bring folks to attention for you! Enjoy your reign!

Your quilts are awesome!

Your creative space looks just like mine!

spiralsun65 said...

Wow... the quilt's stunning. Looks like you were having a fabulous time! And good luck in your new presidential role :-)

kae1crafts said...

Love you quilts and your writing. I've just added your blog link to my blog.

I'm sure you'll do fine as pres. You certainly handle the O.C.E.A.N. group quite well.

See you soon.

Kae of Kae1Crafts

kimbuktu said...

Hi Pamela,

You have been blog tagged - you're IT!

If you care to participate, follow the link posted below to my site for the rules:

http://kimbuktu.net/whatsnewjune2008.html

Hope you have as much fun with it as I did!

kimbuktu said...

Hi Pamela,

You have been blog tagged - you're IT!

If you care to participate, follow the link posted below to my site for the rules:

http://kimbuktu.net/whatsnewjune2008.html

Hope you have as much fun with it as I did!

And Congrats on your new responsibility!