Jennifer O’Brien of SewCraft provided a great presentation on fabric paints last night at Enfield Quilters! She explained the qualities of the paints and provided a small trunk show demonstrating a few of the ways to use the paints. She quickly progressed to the fun stuff – hands on, brushes flying, PAINTING!
With a table piled with Jennifer’s stencils for members to choose from – she dished out the paint (literally on a dishes at each table), loaded her own brush with paint, explained and demonstrated smooshing the paint, then everyone one was on their way to creating beautiful hand painted blocks. We all got a first-hand experience to see how great the 404 spray on the back of the stencils worked in keeping the paint from running beyond the stencil edges, and how it also worked great for checking your progress in one area of the stencil and sticking the stencil back down without the it slipping to a different location.
Members provided a lot of positive feedback for the night. Many people took home their painted blocks and some already had plans how they were going to use them. The blocks that people didn’t take home will be incorporated into our donation quilts and with any luck be part of our binding bee in January 2016.
Thanks to Jennifer for coming and providing such an entertaining night!!
Oh, and although some of us went home with funny colored hands, no paint wars broke out, and no clothes were harmed in the painting of these blocks – so all in all – a very successful night!! 🙂