Friday, August 21, 2015

August Meeting Recap

We had a fantastic time at our August meeting, which was held last Saturday. Thank you to all who joined us!
 
Monthly Topic: Negative Space
 
Charlotte and Debby did a wonderful presentation on Negative Space, and discussed the use of Negative Space in Modern Quilts, along with other art forms. They also had an interactive activity, and asked our members to join in and participate in making some modern quilt designs, using negative space, on some design boards. 
 
Meryll planned a couple of potential designs using some hand-pieced units.

Barbara and Sheila designed a quilt using some strings and strip pieces.

LoriAnn and Audrey made a design using different sized blocks and square scraps.
Our First SFMQG Quilt Challenge:
 
Charlotte and Debby announced our guild's first challenge--the Negative Space challenge! The challenge is to make a modern quilt, using negative space. Quilts will be due at our July 2016 meeting, so you have plenty of time to plan! We're looking forward to seeing everyone's progress on this over the next several months!
 
Charlotte can't resist a challenge--this is her entry for the MQG Riley Black Challenge (2015).
 
Block of the Month:
 
Our BOM from August was Wonky Pinwheels, in a refreshing summer palette. Congrats to our lucky winner, Charlotte!
 

Our August BOM
 
 
Preview of the BOMs for September and October
Quilt Along:

Patti and Kerrilyn led the discussion on our 3rd blocks from the improv QAL. They also had an example of the block for the 4th month of our QAL.


Show and Tell:

Patti made an improv pieced baby quilt, using techniques from Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Handbook

Alyson brought in some fun clutches, made with modern fabric.


Charlotte showed an example of a modern quilt with negative space, using her SFMQG bee blocks.

Debby showed a sample of fabric she'd printed at a workshop at IS Designs.


Audrey brought in a pillow bolster WIP, to get some modern quilting ideas.
Patti made a lone-star quilt from scrappy improv "made fabric"

Kate brought in her finished quilt from the MQG Riley Blake Challenge, from Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Handbook


Allison showed her lone star quilt, which was a great example of a modern quilt with expansive negative space.

Andrea brought in her finished quilt, made from her SFMQG herringbone bee blocks.
 
Ivy showed her handbag, made from modern fabric.
Sewcial:

After our August meeting, we had our first Sewcial! Our members brought lunch, snacks and some fun hand sewing projects. We hope everyone had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again at our next Sewcial!

 
Thank you again to all of our members and guests for joining us for our August meeting, we look forward to seeing you again at our next meeting on September 19th! 


2 comments:

  1. Great wrap-up and even better pictures - thanks Kate!

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