Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Meeting

We enjoyed a super turn-out at our March 14 meeting. With 42 quilters in attendance - 11 of them visitors! - we nearly packed the small room. 

President Debbie led our meeting, welcoming guests who stood to introduce themselves.

Sharon A. presented the program, giving us good verbal explanations of designs that enhance a quilt's negative space; and showing numerous visual examples of marketing designs. Beth followed Sharon, showing pictures of modern quilts with negative space.

Sandy M. - quilted herself
Jill - made from Sandy's scraps (see above); and domestic machine quilted.
Diane's blocks from "Advanced Piecing" workshop with Lee Heinrich
Lora's blocks from "Advanced Piecing" workshop with Lee Heinrich
Frances - combination "Urban Abacus and Metro Medallion" quilt; 72" X 84"; quilted on her domestic machine.
Becky - zentangle quilt
Jamie -Butterfly doll quilt made with a Quick Curve Rule; domestic machine quilted
Jamie's "Swoon" block; domestic machine quilted. Pattern by Camille Roskelly.
Karen T. - "Candy Stripe" made using a Quick Curve Ruler; 60" X 80"; domestic machine quilted
Beth - (L) "Wings"; 9" X 12". "Opposites"; 9" X 12"; raw edge appliqué.

Don't forget to RSVP for our April 9 Sew-In at the Belleview Public Library. Send your email here
Our first 2016 chapter challenge is Make it Modern. Members are invited to choose a traditional 9" X 9" (finished) quilt block, and using modern fabrics , reinterpret it as modern.  Colors may be your choice, but if a light color is needed, use white.

Resources for Modern Traditionalism inspiration include:

Please bring your Make it Modern Challenge block(s) to our June 13 meeting.

Next Meeting
April 11, 6:30 pm, North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "American Made Products"
Timm from Sew Mini-Things in Mount Dora talks about quilting and sewing related products made in America, and the meaning of the phrase "Made in America."

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