Thursday, March 23, 2023

Challenge #2 for 2023 Make a traditional block Modern

Due: May 25th Meeting

Challenge: Make a traditional block modern. 

Rules:  Your new modern block must be a part of a completed project in order for you to get a prize raffle ticket. Mug rugs, potholders, and mini quilts are great small projects for this. 

Definitions I’ve found of modern quilts and modern quilt blocks include words like asymmetry, minimalism, improvisational style, scale, and negative space. These are described as modern design elements. Challenge #2 is for you to take a traditional quilt block and make it modern. Think about what would happen if one or more modern design elements are applied to a traditional quilt block pattern? What can you create? 

I hope you’ll have fun with this challenge!

Here’s a couple tutorials for traditional blocks turned modern: 

Make an Easy Freestyle Churn Dash Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star! (Video Tutorial)

Make an "All Stars" Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Video Tutorial)

Easy Improvisational Star Block Tutorial

Triple Play: Wonky Stars Quilt Tutorial

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

February Meeting Minutes

 19 people attended – 1 new attendee

Leigh posed the question: Are you a fabric hoarder or do you buy per project? The majority

were fabric hoarders (imagine that) and 2 only purchased fabric by project.

The fabric swap this month was Tula Pink fabric. Several people participated and several

beautiful fabrics were exchanged.

Annual dues of $10 are now due for 2023. This cash payment can be paid at meetings.

At the January meeting, a piece of the color of the year fabric, Crush was handed out to those

who want to participate. The challenge is to use the Crush color in any type project. Only

completed projects will receive a ticket to be used in a drawing for a prize. These projects are

due at the March 23 meeting. Additional information about the other challenges is listed on

the blog.

We will also have a block raffle at the March 23 meeting. The pattern is called Scattered Petals

and the pattern is on the blog. It is requested to use modern, bright colors.

Heather demonstrated a project called bag charms. This is a non sewn project. Each member

was provided with a piece of vinyl fabric and several rivets. We had to cut out the pattern,

insert holes for the rivets and clamp the rivets. Cute project – Thanks Heather for all your prep

work and materials provided!

Show and Tell: 5 people had show and tell projects. Several people shared their string quilts.

Next Meeting:

March 23, 2023 6:30 pm

Whetstone Library

3909 N High Street

Columbus OH 43214