Our Outreach Team; Denise, Sandi, Gerry, Martha and Patricia, held the first workshop with a few of the Gallery's artists last week. They demonstrated the BIG Stitch and got them hooked on Hexie's. The pictures tell the story far better than I ever could.
The ChattMQG met on Saturday, March 14. Here’s what we did:
Report from Outreach Committee (Denise Ohlman)
Denise brought photos and delightful stories from the day
at The H*art Gallery. The photos are on Facebook and Pam has included them in a
separate post. Denise said the experience was rewarding and the participants
enjoyed the work.
charity quilts we made in 2014?
We are looking for homes for them and we
don’t want to send all of them to the same place. If you have ideas for this
please make suggestions to our Outreach Committee.
National Quilt Day: Stitch In The Mall (Sandi
Don’t forget that this event
is Saturday, March 21. If you plan to bring a quilt you need to have it at
Hamilton Place Center Court between noon and 12:30 PM. Hours for the event are
Quilt Con Report and SWAG!
Our President Janet Suber and
Treasurer Jean Larson attended Quilt Con in Austin last month. They brought
back enough swag to cover a large table and during our meeting gave all of it
Some things Janet and Jean noticed in Austin:
More straight-line quilting
than any other kind
A lot of alternate grid
The quilts that used light
color for their negative space faded into the off-white curtains used to
The Modern Aesthetic—Putting It Into
This month we are making
Drunkard’s Path blocks and arranging them into a modern design. The link to our
handout and directions are in a separate blog post. Go there for information.
And remember, this time you can use any combination of the three blocks we’ve
studied so far this year: drunkard’s path, L-block, or QST (quarter square
AQS Quilt Week September
The submission deadline for
this year’s event is May 1, 2015. Chattanooga will be the only venue with a
category for Modern Quilts.
Something to note…while the quilts with light-colored negative space
faded into the display background at QuiltCon, those with black negative space
might do the same here because AQS uses black curtains. Keep that in mind!
Please sign in when you come to our monthly
Sandi Suggs will be
distributing name badges but we want your name on our list as well. Thanks!