Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 10 Meeting

We were thrilled to have 46 people attend our Monday evening meeting!

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. 
July Doin's
The Saturday, July 15 "Leftovers" Workshop with Debra Jalbert in Clermont is full.

Click on our calendar (top right of this home page) for information about upcoming activities.

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