Saturday, November 30, 2013

December's Meeting Agenda


We will be taking all of tomorrow's meeting looking at our members quilts and deciding which we should show for the trunk show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on December 8th, 2013!

Don't be shy, bring in all of your modern quilts, we need A LOT of them to show and we want a wide representation of our members' work. We will be using the following definition:

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.

If you can't be at tomorrow's meeting and want to share a quilt at the trunk show, no problem, just send me a picture.

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center -- IMQG Trunk Show -- Dec 8th

A staff member at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY confirmed to one of the IMQG's members that December 8th is free admission day at the museum. Anyone who comes to the IMQG trunk show gets in free and also gets to see Art=Quilts=Art for free.

 If you're on Facebook, you can see some of the quilts from the Art=Quilts=Art exhibit on their page here.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

More Info on Topics Discussed at November Meeting

Thank you to Hilary Gifford for a wonderful presentation to the guild and guests today! What a treat to see her work in person. For more info on Hilary, check her website here.

Testfabrics, Inc. -- a source for fabrics used in painting/dyeing, etc.

Procion Dyes

What Is My Quilt Worth? -- a couple of interesting blog posts here and here and here,

Blogger's Quilt Festival -- you can vote for Pat's quilt in the home machine quilted category here (it's number 3) and vote for Anya's quilt in the ROYGBIV category here (it's number 2). If any other IMQG members have their quilts in the festival, please speak up and we'll add it here.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center -- you can see some of the quilts in their current exhibit on their Facebook page here.