The Guild welcomed Sue Colozzi to our meeting this month. Sue shared a small sampling of her works that reflected how her design esthetic has progressed over time and what inspires her work. Her pieces are most often a reflection of the photographs she’s taken on her travels. See them HERE.
Sue was featured in the Dec2019/Jan2020 Quilting Arts Magazine (pg.38). If you’re a Falmouth Public Library CLAMS member you can access the digital version. She also has a piece on display at the New England Quilt museum, which features some of the techniques she uses when creating her art.
No two works are ever made exactly the same, as Sue is constantly looking for new media to incorporate that will provide that perfect texture and bring the piece to life. Fabrics, string, yard, and actual grasses might appear in one of her works.
This spring Guild members are being treated to inspiration from members as well as quilters and artists from the Cape and beyond.
In March, Guild member Nancy D. presented a mini trunk show of her quilting journey. Her amazing talent was truly an inspiration to see. Nancy was a Yellow Ribbon winner at the last in-person Vermont Quilt Festival in 2019.
In April we welcomed Noreen Couture, a member of the Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod. Noreen entertained us with her amusing stories and a display of some amazing quilts, some of which were Blue Ribbon winners and one that was displayed at Paducah.
Noreen also spoke about how she starting quilting after she retired as a postmaster and learned a lot by watching videos on The Quilt Show hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. The membership is only $49/year and you have access to lots of video tutorials and special offers.
We’re looking forward to our May meeting as Sue Colozzi, an incredible landscape quilt artist and teacher, will share some of her quilts and design inspirations. She has been teaching landscape quilt classes at the Falmouth Art Center for several years.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our fall Open House on Saturday, October 8 and purchase raffle tickets for our quilt. Watch for more info on this. Proceeds will benefit the Falmouth Recreation Center and our other educational endeavors such as the Book Bags for Kids coordinated by the Falmouth Service Center.
Ruth Wilcox, member of the Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod quilt guild, is the featured quilter in the gallery at Tumbleweed Quilts, Route 132/6A, Barnstable, MA. Her quilts will be on display through the end of February.
Ruth explained that some of her quilts are interactive, such as The Ties That Bind quilt in the lower right corner that has a working bicycle bell and is made of “Political Ties”. She made the quilt for a challenge and the theme was Freedom Rings.
Ruth commented, after seeing her quilts displayed, “Now that the quilts are on the wall, I see corrections I would like to make. Nothing is ever finished.”
Take a ride over to Tumbleweed Quilts and get a closer look at these amazing pieces of art.
Ruth was gifted this row quilts by the Wednesday night class at Tumbleweed. Most of the makers were members of Crazy Quilters.
In 2021, the Guild voted to wave our annual dues of $20. As time has passed and the Covid situation has improved, we have decided to reinstate the dues requirement for 2022.
If you would like to renew your membership, please go to the MEMBERSHIP page to download the 2022 Membership Form. You can either mail in your check to the address on the form or bring it to the December meeting.
We’ve been given the OK to meet in person once again. This will be the first in person guild meeting in 17 months. As usual, we’ll be meeting at the Gus Canty Community Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth. Guild members who feel unsure about the in person meeting will still be able to join us via Zoom using the usual link.
We’re still offering free memberships for the 2021 calendar year so if you’d like to join us, click HERE for more information.
Bring a project you’ve been working on for Show & Tell.
DON’T FORGET! There’s a fair in the air! The Barnstable County Fair is next week, July 19-25 at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151), East Falmouth. Members from our guild as well as other Cape guilds will be on hand in the Exhibit Hall to answer questions about quilting and the quilts on display. Hope to see you there!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Guild has been meeting via Zoom since February 2020. Up to this point we have not been able to invite presenters but hopefully that will change. We have continued to meet and share projects we are working on and ideas/planning for upcoming meetings/events.
Would you like to join us?
Since we aren’t sure when we may be able to meet in person again, we are waiving our normal $20/year membership fee and offering FREE membership for the 2021 calendar year. Come join the conversation. Go to our Membership page to download a Membership Form.
As with any quilting project, it takes time to decide what you want to make. You may need to consider your skill level and whether you want to stay with what you know or try something a bit more challenging. You might consider who the quilt is for, what pattern(s) you might want to highlight, do you want a traditional look or modern look, not to mention your fabric and finishing choices.
So it is with our new Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod site. I took over the site earlier this year and working with what we had, discovered there were better and more cost effective options. It’s a learning curve, that’s for sure, but hopefully it will become a more informative site for our members and friends near and far.