In the sequence of life sometimes it gets in the way of all things quilty. Excuse me for the delay but here we go with the May meeting of awesome rectangles and learning all about Fibonacci!
Having Corine Amory explain the Fibonacci Sequence at our Guild meeting was definitely one of the highlights of the season. I think all of those in attendance will forever remember the sequence of 1-1-2-3-5-8-13. That is the secret code of Fibonacci. You see to explain this in laymen’s terms it means dividing your quilt with a line of one, then dividing the remained into another one, dividing one of those sections with a 2 line, then by 3, dividing by 5 you really start to see the sequence taking shape. This picture will explain better.
Corine told us that there is an app you can get for your iPhone that will separate the squares into the Fibonacci sequence, too. How cool is that! There are a few photographers with pictures that really emphasize the sequence, one of them being the main photographer for Vanity Fair cover photos.
Corine explained that colour creates and stimulates the mind and the eye is lazy so it naturally wants to follow the easiest lines when looking at quilts/art/photographs. If you would really like to learn more you can go to YouTube and search TED – Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of the weird and wonderful set of numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence.
Thank you so much Corine for opening our minds to something new and exciting to all of us. It will be interesting in the coming years to see this emerge in our quilts!
During our meeting we discussed the 2017 Quiltcon Charity Challenge of “Scale”. We will need a convenor to organize and look after the details. We also discussed having different speakers at our meetings and have decided that we would like a fall Sew-In. The dates to be announced soon.
June 19th meeting will be a Challenge of Improved Curved Piecing and the July 14th meeting Challenge is Polka Dots ( and no we don’t mean the Polka dance, although if someone would like to demonstrate that I am sure the group would join in with our applause )
We have 36 members now and asked a general question wanting to know how many use the MQG website and what they like about the site. The general consensus is that the webinars are wonderful so we are going to try to set up the TV and system to watch one of those during our meetings.
Kathleen had a wonderful idea of using a plastic cutting board from the store as it makes a great template for quilt pieces. Awesome idea Kathleen!
We discussed a curved piecing foot and possibly doing a Round Robin exchange of blocks.
And now for a display of our wonderful quilts this month!