April 2016 Meeting

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 Kathy

We also have row quilts that are passed along every month. These are amazing!


DSCF3485-1Most recent row by ?



Most recent row by Cindy



Most recent row by Tama


Most recent row by Kristi



Most recent row by Joyce


Kathy 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.


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