Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feeling Sort of Zen

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I showed you the first half of our quilt guild meeting.  Today is the second half.  We had a guest lecturer, Pat Ferguson.  She is an accomplished quilter and Certified Zentangle Teacher.  You say... "Zentangle, what is a Zentangle?"   It is sort of like an organized doodle.  But you can learn more about it at the Zentangle official website.  Just click here.

Pat, not only does the Zentangles on paper, but she now parlays them onto quilts.  This first one is her Zendahlia.


It is totally done with thread, a whole cloth quilt.  Gorgeous isn't it?


This is Pat showing more of the the quilt.  The edge is just as fabulous! 


This is the other side, yes the other side.  It is reversible.  I am in love with the colors.


This is a portion of the other quilt that she brought along.  It too is reversible.  Just mind bloggling.  You can learn more about Pat on her website.


Here is her display board with her mini Zentangle quilts.  These are really doable for anyone... I think.

We each had a little kit and got down to work.  I must say that I found it quite relaxing and easy to do!


This is my finished Zentangle.


Another quilter's version.


And another.

Then we took a group shot...


Aren't the terrific?  It looks like they are all individual quilt blocks.  I loved it so much, I purchased two books and a mini journal to draw my Zentangles.  But there is also a website with Zentangle patterns and how to's... Just click here.

These are the books that I purchased... this one and this one.

This truly was a fun and unique experience.  So keep your eye here for more Zentangles to come!


Until Next Time...

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9 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow Jackie, those quilts are incredible!!! I would love to make a quilt out of all of your practice blocks they look fabulous together. Absolutely gorgeous. xo

Stephanie said...

Museum quality work of art! I really can't wait for you to share your own zentangle work of art.

Jean said...

That is so beautiful. I am going to check out her site when I get home tonight. I love those designs, and have seen them drawn on paper, but not fabric. Wow!

Nedra said...

This is the first I've heard of Zentangle technique. The word alone sounds fun. Great job on your first sample!

Carrie P. said...

Jaw dropping quilt. Stunning!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! I'll look forward to seeing more of your Zentangles!

pasqueflower said...

That whole cloth quilt is absolutely amazing!!!

And the Zentangles are fun.

Cathi said...

Wow! That quilt is just absolutely amazing! The Zentagles fascinate me -- hope you show more!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Nope...No way, no how could I ever draw something like what you drew. I can make a mean stick figure though.

Simply amazing....Everything...Amazing....

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