We had an outstanding Guest Speaker, Pat Menary, the first president of the Guild. She had a large display of small quilts because she likes to work in miniature. Some were so small and sewn on a machine that it was hard to understand how the machine needle itself did not distort them. Did you know that doll house quilts are 1/12th scale. She finds that Liberty cottons and 120 count Egyptian cotton work well for these small masterpieces. Pat has been published in Miniature Quilts, the American publication many times. She also does bobbin lace and incorporates it in her pieces. She is doing more family memory pieces now with beading, embellishments and photo transfers.
Pat had a go at scrapbooking when her daughter was younger, and she participated in a knitting workshop with Kaffe Fasset. Illuminated lettering and calligraphy, a beaded talking stick, art postcards and machine thread painting are also included in her repertoire. She has chosen to enter shows rather than teach. Many awards have come her way for the attention to detail and precision very evident in her work.
Thank you so much Pat, for your presentation.