Tuesday, July 11, 2017

June 2017 Meeting Recap

We had an informative meeting in June, followed by an inspiring round of show-and-tell.

Thank you to everyone who supported the KMQG quilt show! The quilts were taken down and will be returned to their owners at the July meeting. If you can't attend that meeting, please email modknoxville@gmail.com to make alternate arrangements.

We're compiling an updated membership directory, so please fill out a form that will be available at the next meeting. Information will be distributed to members later this summer.

The guild's Mod Petals quilt from QuiltCon 2014 was recently auctioned at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, to benefit their rebuilding efforts following the Gatlinburg wildfires. Our 2015 QuiltCon charity quilt inspired by the work of Striped Light's Sarah Shebaro will be auctioned at Arrowmont this fall. You can see the quilts here.

We'll be gifting our last two Restoration House charity quilts (4-patch hourglass blocks and 4-patch butterfly blocks) to graduates at the end of July, and collections are open for our next charity quilt. The block is Cracker Scraps, made with solid gray plus warm colors, and you can find information and a link to a tutorial here. Please read all the information and tutorial first and refer back to the photos to ensure your block is correct. Blocks are due at the meeting on September 16. Contact elizabeth.rea15@gmail.com with questions.

We talked a little bit about whether the group wants to participate in the QuiltCon charity quilt challenge for 2018. The theme is Modern Traditionalism, and details are posted on the MQG site. We're brainstorming ideas and welcome suggestions.

Finally, we saw a lot of great projects for show-and-tell.

Elizabeth Rea (made 7 years ago for a friend - back for new binding and repairs)

Emily Doane - double gauze quilt for her baby girl on the way

Melissa Everett - finished Meadow Quilt!

Melissa Everett - pieced by Elizabeth Rea, quilted by Melissa

Michelle Bolt - Glam Clam from Latifah Saafir workshop

Michelle Bolt - Color Wheel Mini from guild workshop with member Emily Doane

Pat Pike - commissioned baby quilt

Pat Pike - made her own barn quilt to display outside her home!

Phyllis Dermer - quilt to be auctioned in support of the National Marine Educators Association
Following regular business and show-and-tell, member Melissa Everett gave a presentation about her newfound love of fabric dyeing and printing.

Melissa wore an apron she made from her ice-dyed fabric

Example of folded, clipped, and dyed fabric using a plastic shape

Supplies and swatches

Examples of tie-dyed and printed panels

Next meeting: Saturday, July 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Knoxville