Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Learning About Modern Quilting

 The April meeting was very inspirational, as you will see.  In addition to the always beautiful show and tell from our members, we enjoyed a visit from the Western New York Modern Quilters.  (who said they loved our show and tell)

Mary Kozub needle felted this angora bunny

Nancy Ellers wore her  birthday badge as part of a family tradition

With the "bonus half-square triangles" from this quilt...

...Nancy made this smaller version!

And there were still scraps to use in a placemat
 In case you missed it, the 2017 Challenge theme is "Bars".   There were members pointing out this would fit!
Here is a full sized version of the same design.  (I bet there will be a smaller one soon.)

Nancy was given this panel to play with and made a donation quilt

Nancy used a stripe fabric for this donation quilt.

Nancy crocheted this to send to Roswell

Nancy loved the bee on this small "lovie"

Mary Lowe, Jona Gaylord and Mary Ellen Ames were happy to present the completed raffle quilt

The quilting by Val Schultz is spectacular!

A small version for the Silent Auction

Gloria Crittenden used fabric with NY City motifs on it for this fun piece

Melanie Watson made this bag at retreat

Some Community Service quilts turned in today.

Another Community Service quilt

Lori Anderson is making this one for her mom.

Angie Villette is way early with her Easter table runner!  :-)

Eula made this, called "Chopsticks" using a "layer cake"

 Ann Renica had to get permission from her grandson, Noah, to keep this Death Star quilt long enough to share it with us.  She started it on a recent visit with him.

 Emmy Hartwick is trying to finish some of her older projects for the quilt show.  She brought several fabrics to get opinions on borders for this beautiful log cabin quilt.

Emmy made this as a graduation gift for her granddaughter.

 Cynda Watroba managed to find enough snow to do some dyeing this winter, and is having fun trying different designs and resists.

 These are the scraps and failed blocks Cynda made for the quilt below.

Martha Lorshbaugh knitted a small teddy for her grandson

Martha's "Opulent Ornament", from a pattern by Paula Nadelstern
Terry McGuire read us a very funny commentary her husband wrote on the dangers of quilting.  If this works, you can read it here

After the break, the Modern Quilters took over.   They are a fun and talented group of ladies!

 We learned a few things about the principles of "Modern Quilting":
 1- the use of bright colors and solids 
2- using the principles of modern art
3- using grey or white as background fabrics
4- using a lot of "negative space"

Then we enjoyed a wonderful trunk show!
I didn't have the chance to get titles or maker's information, so please contact them for more information. (They are on facebook)

Not all modern quilt use bright colors!

Anne made this after a workshop with Nancy Crow

I think they said this was inspired by Anna Maria Horner

A block swap

One member, named Robbie, prefers to work small, so after she forced herself to make this full sized quilt...

...she made a tiny version with the scraps!

more "bars"!

another block swap

the pieces in this are folded

Thanks for visiting ladies!!!!