Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14 Meeting

We want to invite and encourage all quilters who read this blog to respond to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's request for blocks and quilts to give to victims, families, and first responders of the horrible June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub.

The Orlando MQG is asking for blocks made using the CluckCluckSew 10" heart pattern. Choose a rainbow of brightly-colored fabrics for hearts, and neutral for backgrounds. Thirty blocks are needed for the smallest quilt; more for larger quilts.

Read more about the request here. Information about where to send blocks and quilts will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Thanks for contributing!

June 14 Meeting
Our Monday meeting saw 30 in attendance with two visitors.

Make it Modern Challenge
Betty led us as members showed a photo of a traditional block, and their modern interpretation of the same block. This is Sue's modernization of a churn dash block.

Frances made this improv block, but said it turned out with only not-so-sharp points.

Here are some of the traditional blocks and pictures of them.

And these photos show the modern interpretations of them. 

Jamie led a demonstration and explanation of the 10-inch slicer (ruler), and the smaller 5" version. Both rulers are designed by Crafty Gemini.

Using the 10" Slicer, Jamie made a sampler quilt that shows a variety of layouts and unit sizes that can be made. 

She quilted this on her home sewing machine.
Jamie with her Slicer quilt, and "Fiery Windmill," her entry into the last MQG Michael Miller fabric challenge.
Monique and two quilts that will be donated to Project Linus.
Kathy with two quilt tops (denim quilt, and tumbler quilt), a tote, and finished Hugs and Kisses quilt.
Patriotic wreath made by Judi using bandanas.
Frances with two finishes. Both quilted on her home machine. 
Linda T. wins for overachieving, with four completed quilts and a wall hanging. Designs are: "Morley the Moose;" "Igloo" from Modern Patchwork magazine; a design adapted from a Craftsy pattern; "Bricks and Mortar" (pink quilt);  and "Chopsticks" by Jaybird Quilts. All were quilted by Linda on her home machine.
Mary and her original designs: a Dresden plate, and "My Red Hat." Both were quilted by Mary on her home machine.
Lora and her 40" X 50" "Take 5" quilt. She quilted it with a walking foot.
Lynne's quilt on the left is based on a quilt in "Sunday Morning Quilts" book. Both were longarm quilted by Kelly.
Linda H.'s 71" X 71" all solids "Rebel" quilt is a design by Libs Elliott. Linda quilted it on her home machine.
Coming Up!
July 9 - Sew-In at Belleview Public Library
If you haven't signed up already, do so here.
Members are reminded to bring to the Sew-In or the July 11 meeting, any stashed print fabrics that match those required for the QuiltCon East Charity Quilt Challenge.

July 11 - Regular meeting at North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "Bias Basics and Beyond: Cool Things you can do with Bias" by Lora Douglas
Lora will share interesting information about bias cut fabric, including how to identify the bias, ways to cut fabric on the bias, how to make perfect bias binding, and project ideas.