We welcomed 11 first-time visitors, and another 14 people joined to become official members of our chapter and the MQG.
We welcome to our chapter: Brenda, Nancy, Jeanette, Marie, Judi, Janet, Linda, Alice, Karen, Carole, Sharon, Barbara, Char, and Patricia!
We hope you'll jump in to participate in our social opportunities, educational resources, and the fun of being a Central Florida MQG member!
The July program, "Design Remix," was presented by Beth and Debbie who attended Riane Menardi's (VesselQuilts) QuiltCon workshop and lecture in Savannah, in February.
Presenting a PowerPoint show, and a few pieced examples, Beth and Debbie gave an overview of how to deconstruct a traditional quilt block and make it modern.
Members were asked to bring several copies of one of five quilt blocks. Then using a ruler to mark where to cut up the blocks, the papers were cut apart, and rearranged into a variety of modern arrangements.
Following the exercise, quilters walked around to see what designs everyone came up with.
Each of us left the meeting with a greater awareness of the possibilities for making new quilt designs from old blocks. Thank you Beth and Debbie!
|Patriotic Pinwheels is an original design by Linda using Painter's Palette Solids. She quilted it with a combination of machine quilting and big stitch hand quilting using size 8 perle cotton.|
|Beth, who was one of our program presenters, designed and walking-foot quilted this piece. She used a wavy ruler to mark quilting lines across the quilt at intervals. Then, by "eyeball" she quilted to fill in the spaces inbetween.|
|Selina is working her way through the "No Scraps Left Behind" book by Amanda Jean Nyberg (our October 2 guest speaker) and made this "Nines" quilt.|
|She also made some of Amanda Jean's note cards, using little fabric scraps to decorate them.|
|Karen T. is making items for a family wedding. Eight of these tote bags...|
|... a quilt for the flower girl|
|and a University of Florida quilt for a little boy.|
The Saturday, July 15 "Leftovers" Workshop with Debra Jalbert in Clermont is full.
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