I started early in the morning to head down to Point Loma for the Visions Critique group that is facilitated by Gillian Moss. This group meets the last Friday of every month. Gillian does a great job of keeping us on track and focused during these sessions. We had about a dozen artists in attendance. Our group consisted of the regulars that attend most of the critiques and we had some new faces.
I get very inspired to see what everyone is working on and the feedback is incredibly helpful. I brought two pieces that the group critiqued last month for me. My progress and the enhancements I did was well received, so I know I am on the right track.
The critique group meets at the Visions Art Museum, which has a fabulous exhibit that is hanging right now. If you are in the area, please stop by and check it out.
After the critique I headed home with a short stop at Paradise Sewing in Poway to drop off my sewing machine. It started doing some funky stitching so I wanted to get it in the shop before it turned into a real crisis. I have a second machine that I can use to continue in my quilting. It took all my willpower not to buy more fabric and thread, but I may not be so strong when I go back to pick up my machine.
Do you have a critique group that gets together to discuss quilts and art? If you don't, you should consider starting one in your area. It does not have to be limited to fiber art. Artistic principles are common across all mediums. These groups are extremely helpful in advancing your art.