Friday, June 17, 2016

Modern Quilts Program June 16

Since the ALCQ September quilt show will have a special category for Modern Quilts, quilt show organizers Katy and Lynne introduced the category during our June 16 program. Although Katy focused on 10 characteristics of Modern Quilts in a Power Point presentation, she also said, "If you think your quilt is a modern quilt, it is." Members showed examples of Modern Quilts they have made.

George titled this quilt "Modern Quilt Meets Old Pattern" since he based it on the Garden Gate pattern from a magazine.

This quilt by George began as a way to use up left-over 4 patches. He quilted it on his sashiko machine. 

Katy used a pattern from a previous quilt with plain fabrics to create this Modern Quilt.

Linda has been teaching a class on incorporating fine lines in quilt design. She used a stabilizer instead of batting to create a more art-like appearance.

Mary finished this quilt top using a Kate Fassett pattern and fabric. Even though the pattern doesn't have the expansive negative space of usual Modern Quilts, we agreed that it fits the category.

After their presentation, Katy and Lynne handed out construction paper for us to create our own Modern Quilt designs.

We ended the program with Show and Tell.

"Call Me" is Linda's title for this quilt which was inspired by the barbed wire fences she saw on a 12,000 miles cross country road trip.

Bonny titled this quilt, "Empty Nester."

Bonny made this quilt with moose and bear fabric for her husband.

Bonny quilted this panel of cranes.

Another of Bonny's creations.

Darlene showed this Comfort Quilt.

Darlene added the binding to this Comfort Quilt created by Donna and Glenda.

Darlene pieced this quilt top from a kit called "Twilight".

This small quilt uses left-over cat fabric from another quilt which Darlene pieced.

Another use of the cat fabric by Darlene.

Katy finished this quilt after 16 years.

Lynne quilted this baby quilt.

Marilyn made this utilitarian frog for a friend's birthday gift.

Betty made this Comfort Quilt from found blocks.

Joan showed these Christmas stockings to the Day Group at our program.  Making the stockings is a service project by the Night Group. At their evening meeting, the Night Group sewed 100 lined and cuffed stocking in 90 minutes. Maybe thinking about Christmas helped them cope with the 80 degree temperature on Thursday.