Our Thursday July 14th meeting was astounding for the stories we told with our quilts. Every meeting has a quilt with a story yet our past meeting left you with many feel good moments. Today we will be presenting some of the quilts along with their story below!
Our first open discussion of the night was about Quilt Canada 2016 and the wonderful quilts we saw. Both with an individual perspective from seeing them in person and from looking at them on the website. The general feeling was that those who attended loved it, perhaps except for the layout of the Market, National Juried Show and the Trend Tex challenge. Those who couldn’t attend loved the quilts featured on the QC website and blog. We discussed the Quilt Judging Categories which we were in agreement this appears to be determined by the Judges. We can’t wait until 2017 to see more quilts, because of course we are all quilt lovers.
We had 5 guests at our meeting which was a record for us. We hope they came away with a love of Modern Quilts as they picked a great night to see some exceptional quilts.
The Creative Festival is coming up again in the fall and they have offered us a booth to display Modern Quilts. This doesn’t mean that someone has to be with the quilts it just means that a volunteer or two are needed to set them up and take them down at the end of the festival. It’s also a great way for your quilts to be seen. The Festival is at the International Centre on Airport Rd, Toronto on Oct 27, 28 and 29th.
Tara mentioned a neat website/Facebook group called QDAD – Quilt Design a Day. It looks like a neat way to grow your expertise in quilting. It is a closed group and only open for members, however if you request to join, as long as one of your friends is a member then you would be accepted after they approve your request. It sure sounds interesting from the awesome way that Tara presented the information.
Our 2016 entry for the QuiltCon Charity challenge was featured on the Modern Quilt Guild blog on July 6th. What a pleasure to see our fine work displayed in all it’s glory. Also on the Modern Quilt Guild website there are some wonderful webinars. Next one currently on display will be Mary Fons doing a presentation and the following one will be putting EQ7 – a designing software for quilters – to the maximum work for you.
QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge – We all had our creative minds buzzing with talk of this quilt. Heather will be the Directer this year with 4 extra people on the design team to create a group project so anyone in the Guild can contribute to the many blocks that will be needed. Lorna, Debbie, Tara and Susan will meet to discuss the details with Heather and at our September 8th meeting the idea will be presented to the Guild. At our Oct 1st Sew-In we will work on the placement of blocks and start our sewing. Get your creative juices flowing for the fun ahead !!!
Now be prepared to be wowed with the splendour of Polka Dots!