Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 15, 2019 Guild Meeting- Mickey Depre

Our evening with Mickey Depre was entertaining, educational, and full of inspiration!  We were treated to a wonderful trunk show, including many quilts featured in Mickey's books. She showed several "half scrap" quilts, and several "pieced hexi" quilts that were nothing short of jaw-dropping.

We left the meeting with lots of new ideas and inspiration.  

 A little bit about Mickey Depre:

Textiles have always fascinated Mickey, from vintage to current, her taste has always been ALL! Sewing in general, mending to garment making, were never a chore. But when she pushed myself beyond traditional quilt making, she found the road less traveled was greatly inviting.

Her quilts have been described as whirlwinds of color, with oranges residing next to purples of all shades in harmony. Dots, swirls, and stripes intermingle with florals and prints in an outlandish yet exciting visual parade.This is how she sees the world and how she wants the world to see her.

Her work mixes traditional quilting techniques with bold, innovative machine appliqué and thread work. Fabric choices
 include her own hand dyed cotton with commercial cottons for a special spark of color and depth. Pieces are heavily machine quilted. The images are meant to spark thought and a smile, as humor is a great gift to share.

“There is more than enough fabric in the studio to be both an Art Quilter and a Traditional Quilter!”
 Learn more about Mickey by looking around her website

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