Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August Meeting Recap

On Our Calendar

August 20, 27 and September 3, 10
Time: 11am - 1pm
Karen Downer's Workshop making blocks for Quilts of Valor
Chattanooga Quilts, 5711 Main Street, Ooltewah, TN
Call the store to see if spots are available. Fabric kit will be provided. Bring your equipment to sew a block for a QOV quilt.

September 8
Start date for a not-for-beginners Hand Embroidery Club
Contact Bernina Sew and Quilt Studio for information.

September 10 Program: Modern Group Quilt
This will be a sew-in. Details to come!

September (12, 13) 14-17 AQS QuiltWeek Chattanooga

October 8 Program: Modern Stitching and Alternate Gridwork

November 12 Program: Up for Grabs ;)

December 10 Meeting: Let's Party!

Charity Quilts

Habitat for Humanity
Just keep making blocks, people, and we will make it work.
Here's the latest top for a Habitat home....

The marbleized fabric was donated from Lost My Marbles fabric in Ohio, and Jean designed a pattern using solid blue and green to modernize the look. 

Quilts for Pulse
We have a volunteers for quilting and binding, and Camille will bring the finished quilt to our September 10 meeting. Thank you!

Blocks for Police
We collected a stack of blue hearts that Camille will send to the Dallas MQG for police quilts to be shared with Dallas and Baton Rouge families.

August Program: Modern Traditionalism

Jackie, Karen, Michele and Kate shared ways to make small changes to traditional blocks and come up with modern designs. 

Karen showed us how a double wedding ring can be simplified by keeping the fabrics more constant and less scrappy, and by limiting them in unexpected ways.

Kate started with a traditional pinwheel block and modified it, then she modified the modification. Twice!

Michele made a bear paw block and modified it, then she photocopied the actual block in black and white and played with it to generate several modern designs. Remember this trick! 

Jackie brought us quite a variety of examples. Here are three of them.
Birds on Wires, traditional pieced background,
crazy pieced borders
Modern circles in a scrappy background.
Note how the outer circles transition into the border.

Similar to Birds on Wires, above, but here Jackie improvised the birds and chose a more modern palette.

Next we did an exercise to compose a modern traditional block and here's what happened:

Our program leaders will sew them up and use them for another Habitat top. 

Show and Tell 

The collage app isn't working. I'll clean this up later!

These three are Catherine's. The lower photo is the back of the center quilt, a stacked coins variation.

 Ava's zigzag top, a long time in the making.
     Stephanie's quilt, front and back

Nancy's Tipi Quilt

Kelly's Timber Quilt


Robbie's Row by Row Sampler

Robbie, Back of Sampler