Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February 5 Meeting

Please Note! Contrary to what was announced at Monday evening's meeting, there is NO SEW-IN  Saturday, February 10 due to Belleview Public Library having a room use conflict. Instead, please mark your Sew-In Day calendar for Saturday, February 24 - same time (10-6); same location. 

Our February meeting was one week earlier than usual due to the church having a conflict for facility use. However, a date change didn't deter attendance! Forty quilters met, and of them, four were first-time visitors, and two guests are members of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

Diane (@dbcfla) wowed us with a quilt she made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. She followed a pattern, but changed it, making partial blocks and negative space to create a modern design. We're impressed!  

Cindy (@cbubblesnsews) showed "A Perfect Pair" zip pouches she made from three fat quarters. Design by Sew Deja Vu.

Cindy also showed her big "Chevron News" quilt. She domestic machine quilted it using many different quilting designs. Great work!

Nancy F. made up this small quilt using stashed fabrics and half-square triangles. 

Karen D. made "Berry Merry Wreath," a free Craftsy pattern by Anne Deister of @springleafstudios

Two of our members participated in the Instagram #jellyrollrugalong led by @kairleoaks and @heritagethreads The rugs are made from 2-1/2"-wide fabric strips folded and sewn over batting strips. Pattern by @romaquilts 

Dee (@quilterdee) showed hers.  

Then Jodie (@simplykidsocala) showed hers which is a smaller version using part of a jelly roll. 

Jodie also made this 70" X 86" pixelated heart quilt, a kit from @makervalley. Jodie used a polyester sheet from Target as backing.

Susan (@sesquilter) and Debbie (@dbook1) showed "Line Dance," an 82" X 94" quilt made by members of the Big Cypress Chapter of Quilting Guild of The Villages. This is the guild's 2019 raffle quilt, with raffle tickets currently for sale at $1 each, or six for $5. Fundraising monies will be given to Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a Central Florida camp for adolescent girls with emotional or behavioral difficulties.

The evening's program by Beth did not happen! Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties - a PC that would not "talk" to our projector - Beth was unable to give her Powerpoint presentation "Inspiration for Modern Quilt Designs." However, not to worry!

March 12 Meeting
We'll have a second chance to hear Beth speak when she presents "Inspiration for Modern Quilt Designs" at our March 12 meeting!
Where do we get ideas for making a unique modern quilt? How do modern quilters come up with their ideas? Beth will provide many examples to help launch your own deign process. 
Don't forget to take modern quiltmaking photos to post to Instagram! Use the hashtag #cfmqgmod on each one. Every post is another chance at prizes that will be given away at our April 9 meeting. (You don't need to be present to win.)

Reminder! There is NO SEW-IN Saturday, February 10 due to Belleview Public Library having a room use conflict. Instead, please mark your Sew-In Day calendar for Saturday, February 24 - same time (10-6); same location. 

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