Thursday, July 9, 2020

July 2020 - MIX exhibits at the reimagined Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

As COVID-19 continues to make its rounds, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) redesigned this year's show into a virtual experience. SOQS guests will be able to see many of the same exhibits and exciting quilt displays online from the safety of their homes.

MIX was invited to participate with our collection "Circles and Cycles" which is shown in this slideshow/video.
Enjoy!

MIX EXHIBIT AT THE 2020 SOQS

We also thought it would be a good idea to post each video slide individually so you could pause and watch every quilt and its background in detail, here they are:



MERRY GO ROUND by Lynn Anderson

SEEING RED by Kathy Blondell

GRAFFITTI by Valri Chiappetta
MOON CYCLES by Betty Daggett


GEAR UP by Diane Losli-Britt

BLOWING BUBBLES by Annette McFarlane

ROUND PEGS - SQUARE HOLE by Elaine Millar

TULIP ENVY by Hilde Morin

THANK YOU ... See you next year!



Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 2020 - Being Creative

Lots of changes have happened in our daily lives since our last meeting in March.  We also have new terms such as "social distancing" and "shelter in place." Talking about social distancing, we had our first virtual gathering ever.  Thanks to Annette who set up a Zoom meeting, we continued our business as usual - lets say almost-usual!



Our proposal to exhibit at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City was accepted for January 2022!  Since we have had a chance to exhibit there before, we know the gallery and we also know that it is a beautiful space with lots of walls.  In addition to our three or four collections which are ready for display, we brainstormed about other themes and parameters.  We settled on a few and since we all have more time than usual, we are ready to work. We know we will not be bored!

Our yearly exhibit has been cancelled because, well, you know. We are looking at alternatives and will most likely have an on-line exhibit. More on this as we work it out.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 2020 - Photo Session and Stories - A strange feeling

We met on March 11 but a strange feeling was in the air, as the day before, the World Health Organization declared COVIT-19 a pandemic.  We kept a small distance between us and somehow knew that this could be perhaps the last in-person meeting for a long while.  We were right!

We enjoyed our meeting and each others company as we admired our almost completed works for our new exhibit "The Writings on the Wall".  We took photos, shared process, materials and most importantly, what inspired each of us to create what we created.  Everyone had an interesting or fun story to tell! Here is a little peek at some of our pieces.

Enjoy and Stay Well!


Annette's

Betty's

Diane's

Hilde's

Kathy's

Lynn's

Valri's



Thursday, February 13, 2020

February 2020 - Circle Time

Today was a play day.  We gathered scraps and met at Hilde's studio to work on circles, just for fun!



We used Marie Joerger's brilliant technique documented in great detail on her blog:

http://mariescreativespace.blogspot.com/2014/05/nhmqg-bom-plus-circle-tutorial.html

Here are some of the circles we created:







Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2020 January - WISHING YOU a Happy New Year

From all of us here at MIX, our best wishes for a Happy New Year 2020!