I am just more than a little excited that Alice Gant will be speaking at the April 7, 2013 meeting. For those that don't know Alice, here is a little bio from the Quilt Diva's website.
Gant, of Trumansburg, NY, has had a career as an
art teacher in the Trumansburg and then Alaskan school systems. She has
come home to roost and make wonderful banners of birds and animals and
fables from far and wide. Alice was first a printmaker and then her
artistic endeavors focused on banner work. She often creates banners
that are huge and usually not seen in their entirety nor fully
appreciated by her until she sees them installed on large walls in
schools or churches or public buildings. In order to create her
curvilinear banners she has developed a way to get that effect and names
it "neo-reverse appliqué". Her sewing machine is a 35-year old Singer.
Alice is a participant in the Ithaca Art Trail and exhibits her smaller
pieces for eager patrons.
To see some of her work, click here or here.
We are suggesting a $5.00 donation as an honorarium for Alice.
Thanks Nancy for making this happen!
(We will be making an agenda change, the fabric swap will take place in during the May meeting)