Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jupiter Modern Quilt Guild Meeting, May 17, 2014

Notes from Jupiter Modern Quilt Guild Meeting, May 17, 2014:

It was a small group meeting this month, with many of our northern friends heading back home for the summer, but quite a lovely group and meeting nevertheless.

 We were reminded that QuiltCon, to be held February 19 -22 in Austin , is going to be an exciting time, with an inspiring list of presenters and teachers.  We have two members planning to attend, so those who can’t swing the trip to Texas can at least hear all about it from our fortunate representatives.

 We were asked to share our ugly quilts.  Unfortunately there were none.  None of the so-called ugly quilts shared at the meeting were ugly, although the black olive pillowcase was a tad suspect. We discovered that one quilter’s ugly is another quilter’s lovely.  Most of the examples seemed to stem from stepping outside the maker’s normal color comfort zone – sometimes a good exercise to undertake.  And sometimes, not. 

The Block Party featured slab piecing in black and white, with a touch of red.  The results were outstanding.  For next month, we’ll make more, to ensure that Angela has enough blocks for a good sized quilt.  Since the Block Party is nearing completion, we are going to come up with a new idea and settle on the specifics of that at our next meeting.

 The Block Swap featured Shoo Fly blocks in red, yellow and blue.  It was fun to see a classic block interpreted in a modern way.  Next month, the challenge is to use a basket block in violet, blue and red.  It’s going to be interesting to see all the different interpretations of that!

The highlight of the meeting was Kathy Tucker’s demonstration of adding circles to a quilt.  Kathy has an excellent demonstration of the technique, and an awesome quilt example to share. 

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Our next meeting is scheduled for June 21.

South Florida Mod Notes April 19, 2014

One new participant

Discussed Quilt Con
        Reminder of dates and fees.

Discussed Joan’s webinar about Copyrights, Trademarks & Quilting
Lots of discussion
Discussed the process of copyrighting and trademarking
Original – only specific instructions
Expression, not ideas

Circle sewing

Reverse applique from Quilt Lab book
Discussed other quilt shops

Shop announcements
Sales (blue star & batiks)
Modern Magazine

Block Swap
Alaine won, lovely rainbow blocks
Next month is shoofly in red, blue and yello

Block party
Angela’s month – Slab block – White, black and grey with small amounts of red.
        From the  Sunday Morning Quilts book. Finished 16.5” x 16.5” straight, not wonky

Lots of class  examples

ExtravOrganza – printable silk

Sequins – fish purse

Nan & Joan are presenting at the stuart guild in June
Need quilts with:
              • Negative space
              • Modern
              • Geometric
              • No borders
              • Solids