Vice President Karen filled in for Linda who was unable to attend.
Our chapter is following the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild's BOM, and Gae and Karen showed September's "Chevron Echos" block. Links to each month's blocks are in the right-hand menu bar.
Carly presented a 12 Minute Tip about how she keeps track of her ongoing projects, and an index of solid fabrics she has in her stash - in a quilting notebook.
Denise presented a program about Sizing and Re-Sizing Quilt Patterns - aka "Quilt Math 101."
She explained the difference between making a quilt larger or smaller by adding blocks or borders, versus changing, by increasing, the pattern size. Her advice is to "start with what you want, and divide by what you have."
As an example... For a paper pieced block that Denise wanted to enlarge from 8 inches to 12 inches, simply divide 12 by 8. This equals 1.5 which translates to enlarging the original block by 150%. This can be easily done on a home printer or at a local copy store.
When reducing a pattern, divide the size you want by the size you have. Reduce by that amount.
You can use a calculator to do all your figuring, or look for a Quilter's Scale at your local quilt shop. Several apps are also available for tablets and smart phones, including the popular, free, Robert Kaufman app called QuiltingCalc.
Show and Tell
From the July/August issue of Quilty, this quilt was made by Gae.
Gae also sewed this "Bella Mind the Gap" baby quilt top from a free Moda Bake Shop pattern. She sewed it with Bella Solids.
Inspired by Carly's program last month on Sem-prov Piecing, Beth sliced and sewed, and sliced and sewed some more to make this 60" X 60" quilt top. Beth asked if she needed to slice and sew some more, but everyone liked it just the way it is! Beth said it was very much outside her comfort zone, but also fun to try something new.
Another new member, Cindy, made and quilted this wallhanging from scraps.
|Riley Blake Challenge fabrics|
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We hope to see you at our first Sew-In!
Saturday, September 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oxford Community Center - just off the corner of highways 466 and 301
Cost: $3 for members; $5 for guests