Thursday, January 16, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge Reveal

The Riley Blake Challenge reveal took place at the Monday, January 13 meeting. Everyone attending the meeting had the opportunity to step into another room to view all 11 entries across one wall. 

Here are those entries, in the order in which they appeared.

Sixteen Waterfront Park fat quarters and one yard of Kona were generously donated by Karen, and given to the "Viewer's Choice" winner: Quilt #1 by Linda.

Viewer's Choice second place recognition went to: Quilt # 9 by Beth.

Viewer's Choice third place recognition went to: Quilt #11 by Bette.

Photos were judged by Jill Guffy and Marny Buck, co-owners of Modern Quilt Relish, who selected a "Best Design" winner, based on criteria for modern quilt design. Quiltmaking techniques were not considered in their decision.

We offer grateful thanks to Jill and Marny for taking the time to study the photos and choose a winner!

This bundle of 15 Riley Blake fat quarter dots, generously donated by Linda, are being given as the "Best Design" award  to: Quilt #9 by Beth. Congratulations!

Retreat Information
A retreat is being offered for modern quilters, hosted by Carole Lyles Shaw, a member of the Sarasota MQG

Florida Modern Quilt Retreat
May 15-18, 2014
Kenilworth Lodge
Sebring, Florida

For additional information, and to register, go here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 13 Meeting

Twenty-six quilters turned out, with five of them first-time visitors, to the first meeting of 2014! We're off to a flying start!

Our new president, Karen, capably stepped up to tell us about upcoming activities - Sew-Ins, programs, and a hint about something related to Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone color of the year.

We then went into another room to view the Riley Blake Challenge quilts. Eleven projects were completed, shared and voted on. A Viewer's Choice winner was selected. More about our challenge quilts in a future post, as we await the results of who will receive the "Best Design" award.

We showed the last two blocks made by those who participated in the 2013 Bay Area Modern BOM (see links at right). These are the 12-1/2" String Star blocks.

And these are the Pine Tree blocks.

Our program about color theory - hue, value, contrast, and various types of color families - was presented by Doris.

Her homemade color wheels, one in primary "Lego" colors (right) and the other in modern colors (left), were effect tools for teaching us about color, and Doris generously made two additional color wheel sets that were given as door prizes. Thank you for your educational program, and for generously sharing with us, Doris!

Sharon's bag-basket
Mel shows her mother's quilt from a recent mother-daughter challenge
Mel's mother-daughter challenge quilt
The back of Mel's mother-daughter challenge quilt
Gloria's Circle Challenge quilt for her Art Quilters group. Made with her sewing machine's circle attachment.
Karen's "Joshua's Knot" quilt for her grandson
Carly's quilt for her dad, ready for machine quilting ideas... which she received!
First-time visitor, Diane, and her "Grandma's Lawn Chair" quilt made with only Tula Pink fabrics.
This is Diane's own design. 
Diane's daughter's quilt, called "Mabel's Quilt," a design she created after seeing a partial picture of it on a blog.
Linda's "By the Sea" quilt for her newest grandson
Pat's patchwork quilt
The next meeting of the Central Florida MQG is Monday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church in Lady Lake.