Monday, April 29, 2013

Modern Quilt Group

At April 8th's organizational meeting, it was decided that there is definitely enough interest in modern quilting within the MLQG to proceed with forming a modern quilt group for our guild members.  (Note that this is a modern quilt group that is part of the MLQG, not a modern quilt guild.)

Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month at The Lake House at 10:00 am.  The morning will consist of a short demonstration or activity pertaining to modern quilting, discussion, and show and tell.  If you wish, you may bring a brown bag lunch and then spend the afternoon sewing on your latest modern quilt project.

Our first meeting will be on Monday, May 13th at 10:00 and all guild members who are interested in modern quilts are invited to attend. The activity for this month's meeting will be an exploration in color.  The instructions are as follows...

Color Exploration Activity
Designed by Weeks Ringle and modified for our group by Nancy C.

Palette #1
Put together a palette of fabrics with colors you use frequently. Cut up 25, 2 1/2" squares with fabrics of colors you use frequently and sew them into a 5 x 5 grid. Arrange them in any way you like to make them look pleasing. Set the grid aside and bring it to the May 13th meeting.

Palette #2
Bring a bag of scraps to share to the May 13th meeting.  At the meeting, put together another palette of colors, this time the colors of fabrics that you rarely use.  What do the "bad" colors need to make them look good? Explore combinations until you find something you like. If you need to, you may include up to 5 of the same colors used in Palette #1 to make it look good. Now cut up another set of these 25, 2 1/2" squares. Arrange them into a 5 x 5 grid and sew them together. Do you like the results? What does it take to make the colors you don't like look good? What made it work?

If you need directions to the lake house or have questions, contact Susan Mc. (contact info can be found on the guild roster or newsletters), or just leave a comment on this blog post.

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