We were treated to a special presentation by Christy Olsen titled, "Learning the Language of Color". You can find Christy at:www.ChristyOlsen.com. She teaches Color Fundamentals at Art Verve Academy. We learned about hue, intensity, value, complimentary colors, triads and more. If you would like to learn more, you can read more here. We had fun creating our own color wheels with fabric. Michelle made a color wheel mini quilt after taking Christy's Color Fundamentals class. She gave it to Christy as a gift. The majority of our show and tell this month was charity blocks and quilts. Our theme for our 12 inch charity blocks for August was orange. The variety is so fun to see every month!
Be prepared for some inspiration - amazing quilts and blocks coming ahead! This year, we are each making a 12 inch block, following a color theme for the month, to be made into charity quilts at the end of the year. April's color was blue. Green and red blocks are from previous months. Just take a look at these beauties:
Clockwise, starting from top left: Disappearing 9 patch by Myra, Bear Claw by Cindy, Improv by Ann, block by Gayle, String by Gale, Improv Log Cabin by Tama, Disappearing 9 patch by Kristine, block by Susan A
Clockwise, starting from top left: block by Pat, 2 blocks by Susan W, Envelope block by Mae, Improv block by Connie, Asterisk and Improv blocks by Pat. Not pictured: blocks by Myra, Joyce and KathyWe also have row quilts that are passed along every month. These are amazing!
Most recent row by Cindy
Most recent row by Tama
Most recent row by Kristi
Most recent row by JoyceKathy finished her Gravity quilt. It was shown at the Tucson Quilt Guild Show, and she finally got the chance to bring it to a Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It lives on her bed. Great work Kathy! Check out the beautiful quilting on the scrappy borders! Kathleen brought in this gorgeous vintage Orange Peel quilt. Such meticulous work! Gale brought in two pillows she made. They are both very different from each other, and both wonderful. Ann brought in this One Block Wonder, that she wasn't so sure about - until she added the orange. Sometimes the right color is all you need! Tama brought this vintage Improv Log Cabin top. Susan W just finished this T-shirt quilt. Susan W also shared this cute bag with flamingos on the pocket. Kristi finished this duffle bag. I love the stripes on the pockets. This Metro Rings commissioned quilt top has such beautiful colors. If you haven't tried the Quick Curve Ruler yet, you should. The quilts turn out stunning. Faye brought the first quilt that she quilted herself! Great job! After show and tell, we got to hear about QuiltCon from our members that got to attend. Susan W showed this block from a workshop with Amy Garro. The quilt pattern is Crackle. She also went to a workshop on color theory with Kim Eichler-Messmer. This beauty is from a workshop with Rebecca Bryan. It is Rainbow Remix from the book Modern Rainbow. Cassie took a big blocks workshop from Heather Jones. I love this quilt she designed. This Shining Stars Sampler from a workshop with Jeni Baker is lovely. The background grey caught the eye of many of us. It is from Connecting Threads. Kristi had fun with these necklaces from Andover Fabrics. She figured out how to make her own version with marbles. She went to the Piece as You Quilt workshop with Krista Withers. It was quilt-as-you-go on a long-arm. They used French Fuse interfacing as a stabilizer. Feathers are not always easy to do. Kristi's sample from another workshop with Krista Withers, Broken Wreath, is wonderful. The lecture about the quilts by Molly Upton was a hightlight in Kristi's experience! She highly recommends looking her up, so you can be inspired by her work. She also enjoyed collecting buttons from the vendors. She enjoyed Violet Craft's Love Abstraction. If you want a copy, you can get one here for free. Elena didn't attend any workshops, but instead took time to look at all the quilt show entries and attend the Anna Maria Horner lecture on handstitching. She made sure to be there early every morning to get the swag that was handed out each day. And she says to volunteer. You get free passes, and a different view of the conference.
Hi everyone! I just wanted to be sure everyone gets the invite to our October Sew Day - October 2nd from 1pm to 8:30pm. It's a Friday and most of us will get there after work. We will order dinner (on your own) or bring something. And if anyone wants to bring a dessert to share, that would be great! Bring any project you'd like to work on AND remember: We're each making name tags! For the last several years, we've used disposable name tags at each meeting. But now we're ready to upgrade to something creative, unique and permanent. The only two "rules" are: it can be no bigger than 3x5 and must use at least one of the Guild charity quilt fabrics. (I'll bring what I have left to the Sew Day so you can pick some up if you missed the meeting.) I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Its time for June's Guild Meeting. 6:30pm on Thursday, June 11th. As always, we meet at the Quilt Basket. This month's show and tell theme is Your First Quilt or Most Recent Quilt. Bring one of these (or pictures!) to share in addition to your current projects. If you're working on the BOM, bring your finished blocks to be entered into the drawing. Last month, we had some fantastic prizes! Hope to see you Thursday.
You know how you've been putting off working on your Guild BOM?!? Yes - you! Now you have a reason to get motivated (other than personal pride and satisfaction): free stuff! The Guild has gotten a few free items lately (see above pictures) and Kathy has generously offered to donate fabric from her significant stash to "incentivize" members to complete the BOM. Everyone who finished their blocks will be entered into a drawing for cool fabric and other ransom sewing stuff. So, what are you waiting for?! Glory and fabric await!
We will have our first meeting of 2015 tomorrow, January 8th, at 6:30 at the Quilt Basket. Ann will do a short demo for us. In December, we decided we want to have a way to see things people have made that might get finished between meetings or that we might have made before joining the Guild. So, we're going to have a "theme" each month for our show-and-tell where everyone can bring something (or a picture of that something) they've made that fits into the theme. January's theme is Pillowcases/Pillows. So, in addition to your regular show-and-tell, come and show off your pillow making skills! Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt was finished and sent in by Kristi (HUGE thank you to her!!!). It turned out STUNNING! Here's one of the amazing pictures she took at the Mission.