Friday, July 14, 2017

July 2017 Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting will take place on Tuesday the 18th!

QuiltCon 2018: We’ll be discussing the QuiltCon 2018 charity quilt during the meeting. It’s not too late to submit a design or idea—submit a sketch or mood board to Carolanne (carolannel.donovan [at] gmail [dot] com) today. Each person who does so will have some time at the meeting to share her vision for the project. Additional information can be found here.

Shop Hop: Our shop hop event is quickly approaching. Sign up to participate at the meeting, and we’ll team you up with other guild members for fabric-shopping fun on September 10.

WIPs: Don’t forget to bring your WIPs to show and tell to be entered to win a fabric store gift card!

Fall 2017 Retreat: Registration for the fall retreat on Cape Cod is open and filling up. Register today!

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item will be a Domestic Diva apron pattern and pack of ready-wound bobbins.

We will also have two raffles ...

* Raffle #1: Three half-yards of Bluebird by Cotton and Steel

* Raffle #2: The Improve Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood

We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Our 2018 QuiltCon Quilt

In May we decided to participate in the QuiltCon 2018 challenge and parameters were discussed in June! We'll be strategizing and discussing the QuiltCon charity quilt for 2018 during part of our July meeting time. 

Anyone with a design idea can submit a sketch or a mood board by 7/14/17 to Carolanne and the entire guild will vote at the July meeting on the ideas. Each person with a design idea will have some time at the meeting to share their ideas.

Your sketch/idea/mood board should include ideas on how the quilt will come together. For example, "This quilt will include 6 inch blocks so it will be easy for members to take home a packet", or "This design works well with people of varying skill levels".

Once the design is chosen Carolanne will obtain the main fabric and distribute to those interested in participating in August. The team will meet monthly before the general meeting and provide an update to all members on progress. All members will be invited to join the meetings and any sew in's that take place.

The goal will be to have the quilt top ready by the November meeting to share at show and tell and have it sent home with a member to quilt. The quilt will need to be finished by January 1, 2018 so it can be bound and mailed!

The challenge parameters as outlined by the Modern Quilt Guild are as follows:

QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge: Theme: Modern Traditionalism
The 2018 design theme is modern traditionalism. As modern quilters, we always want to recognize and honor the rich creativity found in traditional quilts. The challenge requires participating local guilds and IMTs to work collaboratively with their groups to create completed quilts by reinterpreting one or more traditional blocks or quilt designs using a predetermined color palette.
In this challenge, your team will dive into quilting tradition and springboard into your own modern interpretation. Here are some general guidelines to help your team get started—and feel free to explore and interpret in your own unique ways!
What is Modern Traditionalism?

Modern traditional quilts can be made by:

  • Updating a traditional block with modern quilting elements such as (but not limited to):
  • Playing with scale
  • Using negative space
  • Modern color palettes
  • Updating a traditional quilt layout with modern quilting design elements such as:
  • Alternate gridwork
  • Use of negative space
  • Improvisation
  • Using updated quilting motifs instead of using traditional designs such as feathers

Color Palette

The color palette is shown here. No, you don’t need to use all the colors in this palette—your team can be selective if you prefer and limit your palette to just a few of the colors shown.