Sunday, September 8, 2013

September Meeting Recap

We had another great meeting this month filled with inspiration and goals for the coming months. We shared our "make it modern" challenge items, as well as other show-and-tell pieces.

We also had a great demo by Coco on improv quilting. She showed us some famous quilts that were modern before their time, and she took us through her improv process using a design wall.  By the end of the demo she had a gorgeous modern improv quilt (that we can't wait to see finished!)

We issued a new challenge for our November meeting. As we continue to explore our goal of "designing your own quilts", our challenge is to bring an item that you designed yourself. We will dive into this during our October meeting with a "3x3" (three individuals who talk for 3 minutes each) about their design process.

A lot of great resources and ideas came up in the course of the meeting - here are some links to help you track them down:
  • A new quilt shop called Knit One Quilt Too is opening in Barrington on September 24th.
  • For longarm resources - our members SueAlison, and Pat all offer longarm services, or check out Mad About Quilts in Mansfield where you can rent a longarm machine for your own use.
  • Craftsy is a great resources for online quilting classes.
  • Ningret Quilters has an upcoming show from October 18-20 in Westerly.
Feel free to post any additional resources to our Facebook page!

Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 5th at 2pm at Ryco. Bring a show and tell piece, work in progress, or even the November challenge project (if you've finished early!)

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Join us this Saturday!

Meeting this Saturday - 9/7 at 2pm

Show & Tell: Bring something in-progress or finished to share with the group. 

Make it Modern Challenge: Our challenge for this meeting is to take something that's usually "traditional" in quilting and make it "modern" - whatever that may mean to you.  Bring your project and we'll continue our exploration of what defines Modern Quilting.

Improv Quilting Demo:  Coco will demonstrate the process of improv quilting, or quilting without a set pattern/plan in mind.

AND mark your calendars for our upcoming meetings this fall:

10/5 at 2pm
11/9 at 2pm
12/7 at 2pm

As always, we'll be at Ryco Creating Sewing Center.