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Pointless Sisters Quilt Exhibit at Finley Community Center

Good morning quilt lovers!

Have you been to the Finley Community Center to see the Pointless Sisters quilt exhibit?

Joy McGoran and I treated ourselves to the show after our guild meeting Thursday.

I took lots of photos of the quilts and am sharing one with you in this email. The one I have included is a portion of the panel Nancy McDermott created for the magnificent river quilt that was designed by Linda Morand. I have seen this quilt displayed several times, but always from a distance and therefore missed all of the wonderful little details. This showing gives us the opportunity to be a nose-length from all of the pieces and really study them and discover all of their extra secrets.

I had also seen the food challenge pieces before, but once again, too far to pick up the wonderful details. This time D. J. Berger’s “broccoli/cauliflower” made me wonder why she included the word “Romanesco.” A quick google was an ah-ha moment for me. I can’t wait to seek out these “fractal foods” in the produce section. Do these hints about the show whet your appetite and curiosity? I don’t want to give too much away, but just want to remind you to stop and see the show before it closes on August 9.

At a recent guild meeting Laura Barrett gave me a hint about her piece — she used an idea she learned in the Technique Sharing Workshop I presented not long ago about a different, easy way to make circle quilts. I got a kick out of how she incorporated items from the hardware, such as sandbags, landscape cloth, and washers.

I had mixed emotions when I saw the red stickers on Pam Pincher’s corn pieces ~~ thrilled that she sold them, but wishing I had been the one to see them first and purchase them for myself. Amazing what you can do with an ear of corn and some paint, fabric, thread (and TALENT!).

Gale Davis’ “Gray Hounds” made me want to run home and try her Therese May technique.

Ellindale Wells’ barn gave me ideas for a future “I Spy” quilt.

OK — my time is up — the sun is out — I have to get outside and water my posies before I melt — otherwise I would be going on and on and on about all of the pieces in the show. Well done, Pointless Sisters! And thanks, Joy McGoran, for accompanying me and making my experience even more fun with your extra set of eyes to help me pick up the details!

– Sharon ‘the Librarian’ Fry

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue (not far from Stony Point)
Santa Rosa

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No admission charge.

Don’t forget to explore BOTH wings, to the left and the right of the main entrance. There is a notebook full of information about the Pointless Sisters in the lobby.

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