Tuesday, October 19, 2010

York Heritage Quilters Guild Meeting - Melinda Bula

This evening was the monthly meeting for the York Heritage Quilters Guild and tonight's guest was Melinda Bula from El Dorado Hills, California. http://www.melindabula.com/tc.htm

She gave an interesting talk and presentation. She is an artist by training but also loved to sew from a young age and eventually took up quilting. She primarily does machine quilted raw edge appliqué. One thing that Melinda stressed yet again is, do not be afraid to make mistakes because from those mistakes we learn and it is also where we develop our creativity. Perfection is not creativity. Kind of similar philosophy to Ricky Tims.

She did bring 3 quilts to show her actual work and they were spectacular. We saw Splendor in the Grass and below are a couple of close ups of it. All her work is made strictly from various fabrics and she doesn't do any fabric painting, marking or shading with other media.

Next is Monterey at Dusk with some detailed shots below.

And the last one that she brought is called Romance.  This one looked like a tapestry, it was amazing.


Marj said...

Wow! The quilts are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Sounds like a good meeting.

Needled Mom said...

That is amazing work. It is hard to imagine that there is no painting on those pieces. She obviously has a fabulous eye for color and detail.

LongIslandSue said...

I'm jealous. She looks fabulous. Hopefully our guild will have her visit.

hetty said...

Those quilts are fabulous! I must suggest her to our guild. I love art quilts.