Twenty quilters from Quilting Guild of The Villages, the Gainesville Modern Quilt Guild, the Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild, the Tampa Modern Quilt, and the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild attended Sherri Lynn Wood's all-day workshop: Modern Block Improv
Sherri explained and expanded on several design elements - ways to change a Flying Geese block.
She then demonstrated how to rotary cut without a ruler, and how to piece free-form shapes.
After piecing our own blocks, based on our color choices after five minutes of "centering," we discussed everyone's blocks, evaluating them - not judging them.
Sherri explained design elements and "bleeding" to arrange blocks and choose "fillers." (All this information is in "Score Six" of Sherri's book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.
This is the improv design Sherri created from her explanation to us.
During the afternoon, quilters continued piecing those blocks together using the techniques Sherri suggested. Here are most of the partially completed improvisational designs.
These Central Florida MQGers will wholeheartedly agree that their workshop with Sherri with extremely enlightening. They are, from L-R front row: Debbie, Toni, Sherri Lynn Wood, Karen, and Selina; and L-R back row: Carla, Judi, Susan, Kelly, Beth, and Linda.
And now.... (drumroll)... the winners of the CentralFloridaMQGChallenge on Instagram, in order of selection using Random.org to choose winners (during an executive board meeting) from the 14 entries:
- Diane Basque
- Kathy Gricius
- Selina Kidney
- Toni Leli
- Beth Shutty
These quilters, in this order, will get to blindly choose a 1/2 yard cut of modern fabric from a bag provided by our September meeting sponsor, The Cloth Pocket in Austin, Texas. (Don't forget you can use your Central Florida MQG member code to receive a 20 percent discount on a purchase from The Cloth Pocket.) We hope to see winners at next Monday's (October 12) meeting so you can get your prizes! Congratulations!
Next Meeting - October 12
- Program: "Machine Magic" - Al Lawson from Sharky's Vac 'n Sew will share his knowledge of sewing machines, and his top ten dos and don'ts.
- Sherri Lynn Wood workshop attendees will show their improvisational blocks/mini quilts
- 2016 slate of Central Florida MQG officers will be announced