For those who weren't able to join us at the August meeting, we discussed the upcoming Quiltcon convention in Austin. Quiltcon is the first convention for the Modern Quilt Guild, our umbrella organization!
Quiltcon is hosting a BIG quilt show, and they have a call for entries! Group quilts are one of the categories, and it would be fun to submit a South Florida Mod quilt for consideration! We are not guaranteed to get into the show, but it is a great opportunity for fun and member collaboration.
Accordingly, here are the instructions for making a quilt block:
--FABRIC: We have chosen the above beautiful citrus-y Kaffe Fassett print for our "focus fabric." It is Florida-ish while still staying modern. Use the "focus fabric" as part of your block, and add your own coordinating fabrics as well! Think Floridian and modern!
StitchCraft has a bunch of fat quarters available. Just ask them (it is about $3.00 per fat quarter).
--SIZE: Make a block either in a 4.5" square, 8.5" square, 12.5" square or 16.5" square unfinished block size. We will piece them together like a jigsaw puzzle after we receive the blocks.
--PATTERN: Make at least one "Modern" block of your choice. Extra blocks are great. Wonky, non-wonky, etc. are fine. Think about "what modern quilting means to you" as an inspiration!
--ENTRY: Please finish your blocks no later than the October meeting (preferably by the September meeting). We need to enter photos of the quilt by November 30th, so time is ticking!
Please feel free to contact me with questions! Happy sewing!