Over 40 members and a few guests attended this month’s meeting. On a cold night all appreciated that was from the comfort of our own homes. We welcomed speaker Lisa Walton beaming in from her studio in Sydney and she took us around the world looking at her quilt inspirations.
First stop was Barcelona, home to the organic architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Lisa is a big fan of his work and used motifs found on tiles to create stamps for her hexagon quilt.
Lisa finds textures and patterns everywhere. She uses rubbings, stamp carving and screen printing to transfer images to the fabrics in her quilts. Quilting motifs too come from her close observation of architectural features.
Our trip included Japan, Italy, Morocco, Guatemala, the United Kingdom and proved that inspiration can be found anywhere. A most inspiring meeting.