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August 13 Art Quilt Meeting  PRAYER FLAG MEETING

Here are the instructions:
These prayer flags will be made by placing a piece of fabric over a rubbing plate and bringing out the design with either oil pastels or paintsticks.  You can attach additional  items with needle and thread or glue (seagrass, beads, special flowers, etc…) The paintsticks take 24 hours to dry, so you may not want to attach items until the next day.
Please bring as many 9” x 9” squares of cloth as you like, with a small hem at the top to put the string through for hanging. I suggest lighter colors, however, it can be cool to use lighter-color paintsticks/pastels on darker color cloth.
I have a vast supply of rubbing plates, but if there is a special texture you would like to replicate, bring it along!
Wear clothes you can get paint/pastels on, or bring an apron
Bring a rag or towel in case you need to wipe your hands
Wikipedia has a lovely description of what prayer flags are - see it here:

2015-2016 Officers
President: Jane Hann-Morey-for more information
Vice President: Jane Wallace
Secretary: Sandra Negus Treasurer: Susan Gerhardt Program Committee: Chairperson Kathy Boudreau, Carol Fortier, Lynn Tscheiller, Randy Menninghaus Challenge Committee: Rana O’Connor, Julie Weaver, Peggy Lovejoy
Patchwork Press: Randy Menninghaus
Website: Pam Soucy

The mission of Art Quilts Maine is to support members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, to inspire creativity and individuality, and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine. These goals will be accomplished by the sharing of member resources, demonstrations and other related activities such as workshops and exhibits.