Community column

Art quilting is truly an art


Wow! If you haven’t seen some of the fancy art quilts that are being made in the world today, you have missed a real treat! Many fine artists has gone from painting with oils and acrylics, to painting with fabrics. There is even a category for Art Quilts in most Quilt Shows.

The category states that any quilt that is not made in the traditional manner could be considered an “art quilt.” Embellishments, methods of construction, ways of doing the actual quilting usually determine that the quilt is an “art quilt.”

Ocean Wave Quilters Guild that meets at the The Players Community Center in Ponte Vedra on Landrum Ln., off CR-210, has a special group called the “Art Quilters.” They meet at 9:30 a.m. before the regular meeting of the Guild, at 10:00 on the second Friday of every month. One of the members gives a little lecture or lesson, and a new theme is selected for the next month.

This past month, the theme was “birds.” Each member made something that used that theme and brought it to the meeting. The variety of things made was awesome. Lorraine Short taught a brief lesson for the group. Pictured here is Sonja Rodgers with her wall hanging that was chosen to be the best as voted on by the group.

Anyone interested in learning how to make “art quilts,” is invited to the monthly meetings of the Guild. You may have an undiscovered talent! Visit the next Art Quilt meeting on Sept. 11. You’ll be so welcome!

bonnie talley, quilt lady, community columns