Thursday, December 11, 2014

November Review

We were fortunate to have Joan Marr introduce us to her program titled "Ties-Some Things New from Some Things Old."  She demonstrated how to take old men's ties and make them into purses.  In this day and age of the work place becoming more casual, and people desiring to up-cycle their wears, this was a great use of fabric.

She really did a great job of taking your mind to look at the ties differently.  Here you can see where the tip of the tie is used as the purse clasp.  We all have lost earrings before.  Here she used the sole survivor earring as a clasp.  Again, another great up-cycle. 

We were also treated to a review of some of her amazing quilts.  Joan has lived in many amazing places where she has been able to connect with the local culture.

Thank you Joan for your time and sharing some of your beautiful and inspiring quilts.

What's Coming up? 

I hope you guys are finishing up your placemats (12 X 18) for the Holiday Party next week.  Don't forget your White Elephant gift, too!  

See you next week!

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