Location: Buker Community Center, 22 Armory Street, Augusta, Maine (see map below) Directions: Maine Turnpike Exit 109 A, (ME 17/ ME 100/ US 202/ western Ave.) turn right towards Augusta on Western Ave. Turn right on Armory St (.6 mile). Buker Community Center is immediately on right. the parking lot may be full at times because of other activities at the center, parking is permitted around the entire building (bring a rolling cart for ease). Enter through the front entrance. 

Future Meeting Dates and Happenings:

December 9, 2017-Program Color Wheel and Color Exploration with Mary Dyer, retired high school art teacher from Winthrop. 

Activity- Committee will bring a yard of batik, group will rip it in half and pass to the next person.  Your mission is to bring it back incorporated into our Batik Winter Challenge (February meeting), details will discussed at this meeting. Holiday party and pot luck. Reveal of the Ugly Fabric challenge from October meeting (anything goes, it is your item to keep).

Potluck-Holiday Lunch and Gift Swap:  Bring a “Stuffed Paper Towel Roll”, stuff an empty roll with as much as you can with whatever you like and wrap it. (Try to bring a completed project from what you received last year!)

February 10, 2018-Program & Activity-

Tree Bits Workshop with member Rana O'Connor.

April 14, 2018- Program & Activity with Debbie Dolley Tseukineko All Purpose Inks

June 9, 2018-Program- Kathy Boudreau quilting with a walking foot plus more member demos. Challenge 2018 reveal.

August 11, 2018- All day program with Elizabeth Busch, Creating a Painted Quilt top, EBusch Style!
Using Pro Chem’s Textile Paints and canvas, each participant will create a ‘fabric stash’ to use for a wall quilt top(s). I will share samples of my work, discuss how I find inspiration for my quilts, discuss how one piece leads to another, how to ‘listen’ to what your work is telling you, and review basics of good composition and design. In my own work, colors often reflect emotions, ideas from within. Process is the key to my work, and I will share the ‘how’ with the group. You will each paint, play,
explore and sew or fuse a small piece or two in this intense one day workshop. The group will paint half the time and *sew half the time, though each participant will work at her/his own pace. We will also learn how to look at the finished results individually and as a group, establishing a way to be objective about our own and others’ work in order to use constructive criticism as a positive tool. We may also discuss any other topics of your choosing i.e. commission work, making a living as an artist, etc.

Past Meetings:

October 2017- Favorite book sharing & Challenge 2018 vote

June 2017- lutrador & tyvek painting demo, creating fabric with yarn & scrap tidbits, challenge reaveal of Mixed Media

April 2017- Beth Berman acrylic paint on fusible web, portrait challenge reveal

December 2017-Gift Exchange, Portrait challenge discussion

October 2016-Jim Vandersnoot Trunk Show & Challenge 2017 vote

August 2016- Prayer Flags presented by Sharon

June 2016-Challenge Reveal- The Power of Three

April 2016- Alison & Amy trunk show, book & silent auction

February 2016- Mask Challenge reveal and discussion of techniques, meetings for next year planned with members

December 2015-Gift exchange, Mask challenge inspirational pictures and mask distribution

October 2015-Name Tag reveal & Challenge 2016 vote

August 2015-Ecouture Textiles by Amelia Poole

June 2015-Name tag ideas and name draw for October name tag swap, challenge reveal

April 2015: AQM member Lynn Tscheiller trunk show & lecture on Sashiko 

February 2015: Member demonstrations of fabric manipulation

December 2014: Christmas Book Auction & Pot Luck

October 2014: Block Printing & Choose 2015 Art Quilt Challenge

August 2014: Jo Digss

June 2014: Nancy Morgan-Shades of Thulle & other techniques

April 2014: Discharge Paste 4 Ways with Beth Berman

February 2014: Technique Demos by Art Quilt Members

Meetings are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30,  the second Saturday of alternating months, beginning with October.  Buker Community Center, Augusta Maine

All are welcome to join the group at any time.

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