Sunday, February 21, 2016

March Meeting Information

March is fast approaching! Our next meeting is March 1 at 6:30pm. Social time will be from 6-6:30

March Program: Own It! By Melissa Eubanks
Our Speaker in March is our very own Melissa Eubanks of My Fabric Relish. Her program will be:

Own It! How to Take Creative Ownership of your Quilt
In this presentation I will talk about ways to put your own personal take on your quilts such as, taking an existing pattern and make it your own or modern, designing your own patterns, adding personal elements such as dyed fabric or fabric that you design (ex spoonflower or  screenprint) into your quilts, and end with ways to push yourself creatively along with sharing your talents on social media. I will also give a trunk show with some of my favorite quilts that demonstrate my topic. 

We will also have a brief recap of QuiltCon!

March Challenge: Modern Fabric Coasters  
Modern Coasters: Make FOUR, 4-5" coasters with a modern theme. Wondering what a modern themed coaster might look like? There are many possibilities. If you're new to experimenting with modern themes, you might start off by just using modern fabrics or solid fabrics with a more traditional design (such as a 9 patch, a star or any 4" block). If you're feeling up to more of a challenge, you might consider using one of the modern quilt guild's principles for modern design. Here are their criteria:
  • the use of bold colors and prints
  • high contrast and graphic areas of solid color
  • improvisational piecing
  • minimalism
  • expansive negative space
  • alternate grid work
  • "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs
We will swap coasters during the March Meeting- you will come home with coasters from four different people! Want some coaster inspiration? Here's a Pinterest board with some ideas and tutorials

March Fat Quarter Lotto: Low Volume
Bring modern low volume fabrics for the fat quarter lotto. We're looking for fabrics with a white/off-white/beige/very light grey backgrounds. Here's a great article with some pictures of Low Volume prints that might help if you're new to low volume. You can also ask any staff member at your favorite local quilt show and they'll be happy to point you in the right direction!

April Challenge: Mini Charms
The Mini Charm Challenge issued by Lissa Alexander in January will be due at our April meeting. You received 4 mini charm packs from Moda. You must at at least 1 yard of Moda Solids or Moda Grunge to the charms and make something. (Min 1 yard, but you can add more). You need to use some of each of the 4 mini charm packs.

Upcoming Events:
April 5 : Lee Monroe from May Chappel Designs will be presenting Tips & Tricks and a Trunk Show. She will also be teaching her Hattie's Dresden pattern at Stitched with Love on Saturday, April 9 from 10-4. Spaces are filling up quickly for the class so sign up soon!
May 3: Lori Hartman of Lori Hartman Designs will present about using low volume fabrics.

Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up on this form  to volunteer for meeting setup and take down. We're really in need of help for setup! If you can come early one month it would be greatly appreciated. If there are other ways you'd like to help in the guild, you can also indicate that on the form.


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