Twenty-six quilters turned out, with five of them first-time visitors, to the first meeting of 2014! We're off to a flying start!
Our new president, Karen, capably stepped up to tell us about upcoming activities - Sew-Ins, programs, and a hint about something related to Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone color of the year.
We then went into another room to view the Riley Blake Challenge quilts. Eleven projects were completed, shared and voted on. A Viewer's Choice winner was selected. More about our challenge quilts in a future post, as we await the results of who will receive the "Best Design" award.
We showed the last two blocks made by those who participated in the 2013 Bay Area Modern BOM (see links at right). These are the 12-1/2" String Star blocks.
And these are the Pine Tree blocks.
Our program about color theory - hue, value, contrast, and various types of color families - was presented by Doris.
Her homemade color wheels, one in primary "Lego" colors (right) and the other in modern colors (left), were effect tools for teaching us about color, and Doris generously made two additional color wheel sets that were given as door prizes. Thank you for your educational program, and for generously sharing with us, Doris!
|Mel shows her mother's quilt from a recent mother-daughter challenge|
|Mel's mother-daughter challenge quilt|
|The back of Mel's mother-daughter challenge quilt|
|Gloria's Circle Challenge quilt for her Art Quilters group. Made with her sewing machine's circle attachment.|
|Karen's "Joshua's Knot" quilt for her grandson|
|Carly's quilt for her dad, ready for machine quilting ideas... which she received!|
|First-time visitor, Diane, and her "Grandma's Lawn Chair" quilt made with only Tula Pink fabrics.|
This is Diane's own design.
|Diane's daughter's quilt, called "Mabel's Quilt," a design she created after seeing a partial picture of it on a blog.|
|Linda's "By the Sea" quilt for her newest grandson|
|Pat's patchwork quilt|