Friday, October 2, 2015

October Meeting Topic - Handwork

QuiltCon West 2016 Category definitions:
Handwork – Quilt includes at least one element of handwork including, but not limited to: hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, redwork, cross stitch, crewel, etc.

The Slow Sewing handwork resurgence has a big place in the Modern world.
Carolyn Friedlander in her MQG webinar says Handwork is Fun!
You can listen to the recorded webinar on the MQG website. As with most webinars they have a slow start. I like to have something else to do while I'm listening - maybe some handwork.

Martingale Publishers blog article summarizing the 2015 Spring Quilt Market Top 10 Trends states that "Handwork is hip. Embroidery and English paper piecing continue to capture the attention and imagination of quilters."

Checkout Plaid Portico's blog entry where she has full and detailed pictures of the QuiltCon 2015 Handwork Category Quilts.

Following are the two specific Handwork topics for SFMQG meeting on Saturday Oct 17th 2015.
We will be covering several other handwork elements in later months.

English Paper Piecing EPP presented by Nicole Kaplan
When Nicole showed her big hexie quilt at the September Modern Traditional Show & Tell, I heard everyone take a breath and then ask questions about how she made it. Nicole will be discussing Modern EPP styles and also talk more about how she made her quilt.

Hand Quilting - Big Stitch presented by Kate Yates
See her amazing improv inspired StitchCraft Challenge Quilt which was hand quilted with the big stitch. You might have seen her working on it at one of our Sewcials after the general meeting.

Everyone would love to see your Modern Hand Quilting and/or EPP quilts - please bring them to show & tell. Even if we have seen them before or you are not quite done with them we’d like to view them again as they relate to the topic.

Stay tuned for details about Handwork workshops we are currently planning for 2016.

Please stay for the Sewcial after the meeting to work on your handwork project and see what handwork projects members are working on.

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