Save the Date – TASA’s Spring 2018 Program

TASA’s Spring program will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10AM: a visit to Bulloch Hall in Roswell for the 2018 Great American Cover-up Quilt Show Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service.  Curator Holly Anderson will meet with us to introduce the show and answer questions.

Bulloch Hall is a Greek Revival style house built in 1839. It was the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was quite a naturalist and influential in the creation of the National Parks.

Holly suggests we gather on the porch of the gift shop after purchasing tickets and walk to the house from there. If you need assistance there is a golf cart available.

rsvp: gvgoodwin@aol.com, $7 for 2018 TASA members; $17 guests (includes 2018 dues)

Presented by the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild
Bulloch Hall: 180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell, GA 30075

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

 

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2018 Annual Business Meeting

On February 6, TASA held its annual business meeting at the home of Nancy Hollister.  Future programs discussed include a curated tour of the Bullock Hall quilt exhibit in March. a program on textiles from Ghana and Ivory coast and a program on Indigo dyed cloth.

TASA members brought interesting textiles to share with each other: a double ikat/geringsing piece from Bali, Korean folding cloth/bojagi, a cut and pieced cloth from India, a purse made from potola/double ikat cloth from India, a jacket fashioned from Indian kantha cloth, a celebratory ikat cloth featuring the Dutch queen from Sumba, and a pre-Columbian Huari (500 – 800 AD) head band from Peru.

Durshi Zoberi brought a miscellaneous collection of interesting textiles from India and other countries to sell with proceeds going to charity.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Winter 2018 Program with City-Wide Couture

On January 27, 2018, the City-Wide Couture Group of Atlanta presented beautiful and educational program to TASA about couture techniques and fashions. The program opened with CWC co-leader, Lisa Milam, giving an explanation and history of  “couture” and “haute couture.”

Six members of the couture group shared their personal hand-crafted couture fashions: stunning and unique examples of coats, jackets, dresses, pants and blouses.  The presenters explained the intricacies and attention to detail important in creating the pieces including information about seaming, lining, pocket and zipper design, fabric piecing and fabric selection, embellishment, fitting and finishing.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Save the Date: TASA’s Winter 2018 Program

We are looking forward to a special program for TASA members, Couture in Atlanta presented by the City-Wide Couture Group of Atlanta, CWC.  The program will focus on what couture is and show examples of clothing on which they have used couture methods.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 10AM-12PM
Location: SEFAA Center, 3420 W. Hospital Ave., Chamblee, GA 30341

rsvp:  gvgoodwin@aol.com, Free for 2018 TASA members; $10 guests

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

TASA Fall Program: Threads of Time

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Dr. Rebecca Stone, Professor of Art History at the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Art of the Americas curator joined with her curatorial assistant, Liz Caris, graduate student in Art History, to lead 38 TASA members and friends through the Threads of Time exhibit at Emory University’s Carlos Museum.

Our group was awed by the breadth and depth of the indigenous American fiber arts in the collection which included a nearly 2000-year-old textile from the Andean coastal desert.

The walls in one room burst with color from the display of Guna molas, their designs ranging from the geometric to the fanciful.

We learned about the naturally brown cuyuscate cotton, the different materials—in addition to cotton–used by the indigenous people in making textiles–camelid hair, feathers, plant fibers; and we learned about the different dying, weaving and embroidery techniques used. We saw an amazing centuries-old double-weave cloth and a textile trim of brightly colored hummingbirds done in three-dimensional embroidery.

Another room contained a set of Chichicastenango huipiles from successive 20th century decades that illustrated how the colors and designs of the huipiles transformed over time.

All in all it was an amazing and colorful display of textiles.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin