Tuesday, June 18, 2019

June Meeting

Many of our members are away now, but we were happy to see 22 quilters at our Monday, June 17 meeting, including a first-timer who already joined our chapter. Welcome, Mike!

Linda T. showed her "On the Dot" quilt, a pattern from Modern Quilt Studio (Ringle and Kerr). It's 54" X 78", and Linda quilted it on her Bernina 153. The asymmetrical layout prompted conversation about the modern-ness of this quilt.

This is the back of Linda's quilt.

Another Linda - Linda W-L - showed her finished Modern Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, begun in a workshop with Jen Lee when Jen taught English paper-piecing to our chapter last fall.

Using the leftover pieces of fabric from cutting hexagons, Linda made "The Dance of the Dragonflies." She used Anne Sullivan's technique for cutting curves, learned in Anne's workshop in June 2018. Linda quilted both quilts herself.

Dee showed "Ombré Waves," made with an ombré confetti metallic dot jelly roll, by V & Company from Moda. She used a 2-1/2" quarter-square triangle template to cut shapes. The pattern used for this 46" X 57" quilt  is "Needle in a Haystack" by Tiffany Hayes.

This 56" X 71" quilt is "Stars and Stripes," a pattern by Thimbleberries using Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Dee quilted both quilts on her Bernina 780.

Bette completed this 17" X 64" table runner using improv blocks she made during our April "MidCentury Modern Curve" workshop with Carole Lyles Shaw. Bette quilted it on her Brother sewing machine.

Nancy took Beth's "Interleave" workshop to make this 21" X 20-1/2" quilt. She quilted it on her Bernina 770QE.

Our third Linda - Linda H. - showed her 70" X 82" "Ring Me" quilt, started in our chapter's workshop with Amanda Jean Nyberg (CrazyMomQuilts) in November 2017. Linda modified the design to add strips of pieced solids between the rings, and put everything on point. Using her Bernina 770QE, she free motion quilted concentric circles all over the quilt. 

The evening's program - Alternate Quilt Layouts - was presented by President Karen, with assistance from Cindy. Basically, we saw where to go on the MQG website, and learn how a traditional block can be made modern. By using cropping, scale, elongation, and color changes, an entire quilt can be made.

Here is how MQG MEMBERS can get to the same information and be inspired!

For MQG Members
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In the search field, type some of these blocks suggestions:
  • Parameters
  • Field of View
  • Harlequin
  • Ribbon Rock
  • Side Stripe
  • Inversion

Or do this:
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Scroll to lower right column - Filter By Types
Choose Block Studies (33) 

You'll find a wealth of information! How about a chapter challenge based on these block studies?!