Show and Tell - Fern, Gladys, Lael, Lisa, MaryLou and Deb - Please post pictures of your show and tell quilts on either the facebook group or the new Flickr pool.
Upcoming Dates -
Sewing Saturday Aug 25 - Over the Rainbow Boxy Quilt Workshop by Lisa - This has been postponed to Feb. The Aug 25th Sewing Saturday will be work on anything.
Sept 15 - Jelly Roll Race Challenge - kick up the Jelly Roll Race quilt. Think of your ideas of what you would like to do to your quilt to add interest. There will be a prize for most interesting quilt. - Do we have someone who wants to bring a prize?
Oct 6 - no theme set
Oct 27 - no theme set
We scheduled for Nov 17, Dec 8.
School will be closed on and Dec 29 so if we have it it will have to be somewhere else or just not have one that day. Anyone else interested in a Aug 29th sewing, please contact Deb. Do we want to add additional Sewing Saturdays before the holidays to help people get their holiday projects done? I think everyone agreed to have a couple additional Sewing Saturdays.
Small home sewing groups - Fern volunteered at her house since she can host upwards of 3 or 4 people. Jen offered to let anyone with interest in longarming to come to her house and she will show them how to use the machine. If you have any interest, please contact either Fern or Jen.
Next monthly meeting is Sept 4
Quilt guild Open to Public Yard Sale - need a volunteer to organize it including getting a location, advertising it, etc. Need a date to have it. - Fern volunteered her house. Jennifer looked into Huntsville Community Centers; however, they require a license and liability insurance. Jennifer will continue to look at places and will provide an update.
Someone needs to volunteer to put together the Alzheimer Art Quilts and organize another sew day if there is enough interest. Are there any volunteers. Mystery Quilt - Deb doesn't have time to develop one. Fern is looking into doing one similar to one she ran in Korea.
Cass is going to write up something about our guilds since we encompass many different styles beyond Modern. According to the MQG's website we are not modern. http://themodernquiltguild.com/about-2/
Modern quilts and quilters:
- Make primarily functional rather than decorative quilts
- Use asymmetry in quilt design
- Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
- Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
- Embrace simplicity and minimalism
- Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
- Incorporate increased use of negative space
- Are inspired by modern art and architecture
- Frequently use improvisational piecing
- Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
- Often use gray and white as neutrals
- Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
- Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines
Deb did a demo of paper piecing using Lapel Stick, which was the free product give away. A tutorial is available on her personal website.