Last week at the East Toronto Quilters' Guild, we had a wonderful speaker. Cheryl Smith is a quilter and doll maker and brought some of her work. Below is a small sampling. The photos were all taken by a member of the guild, Rosemary Hamlin and early on in the evening I asked if she would be kind enough to send me the photos so I could post them on my blog. I, of course, am still not in the habit of bringing my camera with me wherever I go.
These were some of her dolls. I have a pattern for the one on the
right left (mixing these up is one of my quirks along with east and west.) It's on my 'to do' list. There is so much embellishment on them. Click the photo so you can see them better.
The Ancient Mariner
"Aquarius" made with 10 thousand one-inch squares.
"Hue Drops" which can be hung vertically or horizontally. I love the colours and simplicity of design. Sorry that it's a bit blurry but visit Cheryl's web site to see it up close and personal.
I forgot to mention that Cheryl loves beadwork and this is what she is currently working on. I don't think it has a name. Cheryl said that she is obsessed with beading.
Her latest cloth doll. (That's me to the left, in the background.)
Here I am with Cheryl and that's our president, Dale Tomlinson on the right.
Cheryl has a website called Magpie Artworks http://www.magpieartworks.com/ and she also has a blog http://magpieartworks.blogspot.com/ so go over and visit. Both sites have many more photos of her work.
Many thanks to both Cheryl Smith and Rosemary Hamlin for allowing me to do this post - and many thanks to all of my readers.
*****I totally forgot to show this photo. Click to see the doll close up. Her face is beaded and Cheryl did it at a workshop.