Sunday, January 20, 2013

Starry Night - Art Grid Project

We have art! Terri has chosen Starry Night as the art piece for our art grid project.

Terri Fendya will be leading this activity and she will bring to the February 3rd meeting the poster and a few choices on how to cut it up once we know how many are participating. 

Things to be discussed and decided on at the meeting: finished size, use of 3-D embellishments (or not), original color scheme (or not), any other questions and ideas you may have. 

We will need to know who and how many want to participate in this project, so please email me at leadgeek (at) gmail (dot) com.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alice Gant - Quilt Diva

I am just more than a little excited that Alice Gant will be speaking at the April 7, 2013 meeting. For those that don't know Alice, here is a little bio from the Quilt Diva's website.

Alice Gant, of Trumansburg, NY, has had a career as an art teacher in the Trumansburg and then Alaskan school systems. She has come home to roost and make wonderful banners of birds and animals and fables from far and wide. Alice was first a printmaker and then her artistic endeavors focused on banner work. She often creates banners that are huge and usually not seen in their entirety nor fully appreciated by her until she sees them installed on large walls in schools or churches or public buildings. In order to create her curvilinear banners she has developed a way to get that effect and names it "neo-reverse appliqué". Her sewing machine is a 35-year old Singer. Alice is a participant in the Ithaca Art Trail and exhibits her smaller pieces for eager patrons.

 To see some of her work, click here or here.

We are suggesting a $5.00 donation as an honorarium for Alice.

Thanks Nancy for making this happen!

(We will be making an agenda change, the fabric swap will take place in during the May meeting) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

For Kaffe Fassett Fans

If you're a fan of Kaffe Fassett, he'll be at the Quilt Fest of New Jersey, only a few-hour-drive away. Here's the direct link to the info on his lecture/book signing.

And if you're new to Kaffe Fassett, here's a link to his website.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Meeting Agendas

UPDATE: April and May meeting changes

Our meeting agendas we discussed yesterday!

February 3, 2013 Meeting:
Discussion Topic: Batting (Bring pieces of batting you like or don't like)
Art Grid Quilt (Distribute pieces)
Show and Tell (expand to tell about how your quilt was made)

March 3, 2013 Meeting
Discussion Topic: Thread (Bring spools of thread you like and don't like)
4 Demonstrations:
1.       Gothic Windows Block
2.       10 Minute Block
3.       Y-Seams
4.       Art Grid Quilt WIP
Show and Tell

April 7, 2013 Meeting
Discussion Topic: Storage (bring small storage items or pictures of good and bad storage ideas)
Guest Speaker: Alice Gant 

Orphan Fabric Day (bring fabric that you have fallen out of love and trade with someone else)
Art Grid Quilt Finished blocks
Show and Tell

May 5, 2013 Meeting
Discussion Topic: Gadgets (Bring gadgets you love or think are a waste of money)
Orphan Fabric Day (bring fabric that you have fallen out of love and trade with someone else)
Guest Speaker: Alice Gant (?????)
Show and Tell

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Valuable Info

Monday AM -- edited again to add something else at the end

Sunday PM -- edited to add two more items at the end

Great meeting today, with lots of inspiration. Here are a few links with more info about some of the patterns and other things discussed today...

Oh, Fransson! blog  -- and the Crazy Nine-Patch tutorial (you can find a lot of other fun patterns there, too)

Sew, Mama, Sew! blog -- and the Modern Block-of-the Month patterns

New England Quilt Festival (Manchester, NH) -- formerly the Machine Quilters Exposition East

The red/white/black quilt was made using this pattern (without the borders).

Quilters Dream Puff batting (mentioned by Pat).

Pinmoors (for pin basting)

Color Catchers

The Quilt Divas

SewGreen store

Kim's 12 fat quarter quilt was made using the Cloud Nine pattern by Villa Rosa Designs.

The starling block pattern can be found at Generation Q.

Strip quilt pattern can be found here (lots of other free patterns there, too)

Meeting Today

Okay everyone, don't forget we have a meeting today at Quilters Corner from 1:00-3:00 p.m. I can't wait, we are going to set a schedule today for some swaps, demos, challenges etc. So bring your ideas for projects. It would be great, if you have an idea, to have a written short description of the event or project.

Remember to bring your Show and Tell, always my favorite part of the meeting. If you would like to see the pictures from the last meeting, click on the Flickr link on the upper right side of this page.