Blue Drama

Cathy Silas is Deltona Art Club's Featured Artist for January. “Dramatic Blue” is the title of her table runner now hanging in the Deltona City Hall foyer.

"Dramatic Blue” is the title of a table runner by Cathy Silas that is now hanging in the Deltona City Hall foyer, 2345 Providence Blvd., because she is the Featured Artist of the Deltona Art Club for January.

Ms. Silas taught herself to quilt after her retirement in 2018. She had a career in business technology for 40 years as a programmer and software tester.

Ms. Silas tried drawing, but soon fell in love with quilting after buying a Bernina sewing machine. It took her a year or two of making quilts to build her confidence but now completes and donates about 10 quilts a year to Project Linus, a charity dedicated to helping sick and displaced children.

Ms. Silas loves the touch of fabric and the whole process of quilting. She is instinctively a planner and organizer who enjoys the planning phase of a new quilt as much as sewing it together. She loves visiting local cloth stores to pick out fabric for her quilts.

Ms. Silas also loves art in general and relishes seeing other artist’s work. She has been involved in the Deltona Art Club for four years and serves the club as the secretary and treasurer.

The Deltona Art Club, established in 1968, is one of the oldest continuing running art clubs in Central Florida. Artists working in any medium are welcome to join the club, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

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