Modern Quilt group – 10 May

May 7, 2018 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 10 May, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

Status for the group quilt that will be entered in the CQ exhibition (from Nicole).

We started with:

  • Low Volume and Grey colour and Improvisational straight lines – 6.5 inch squares
  • 28 of the 30 members at the following meeting made a block – some made 2!!  Whoa!  Blew my mind!  The blocks were amazing together.  I love how people started feeling that they might not have done the right thing, doubting their work after deliberating for hours over fabric choices and design.  But we knew you guys could do it.  Once those blocks went up on the design wall…. well I think we all could not believe that it worked!  It worked guys!

 And over the last two months have added:

  • Aubergine/Eggplant purple and grey purple colours and Rectangles – 6.5 inch wide – any length
  • Orange and Diamonds – no size restrictions
  • Ellipses – using the method Jenny showed at the last meeting where it is sewn onto a thin interfacing/pellon.  These may float over the quilt so they need to be a single shape – not sewn onto a block.
  • 31 members have made blocks, most have made several!

  This means that this month you can create blocks that include one or all of the following colours:

  • Low Volume
  • Grey
  • Eggplant Purple/Aubergine or grey purples
  • Orange (don’t use much or else it will overwhelm the quilt)

Blocks can use any or all of the following themes:

  • Improvisational straight lines
  • Rectangles
  • Diamonds

Blocks can be any size this month.  We are going to start working out how to put all the blocks together to produce a great quilt.  I have no idea how this is going to look but I’m really looking forward to seeing it.  We might need to add more fabric in or take some blocks out to balance the shapes, the colours and the movement in the quilt.  We will also need somewhere for our eye to rest.

 And then its GO time!  That means we will need to organise to get together and sew the blocks together, quilt and bind!

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting are sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Modern quilters meeting- 8 March

March 7, 2018 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 8 March, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the second meeting of the year…and the first one to show your contribution block for the group quilt that will be entered in the CQ exhibition.

(The guidelines were sent via email to the regular email list. To recap for this month- 6.5″ unfinished, low-volume and grey fabrics, improvisational straight lines.)

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting are sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

(Image in banner is last year’s group quilt.)

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Modern quilters final meeting of 2017 – 14 December

December 12, 2017 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 14 December, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

It is the last meeting of the year…so there will be lots to show!

Oh, and if you are up to it, bring along some food to nibble on.  Don’t feel obliged.  We don’t need lots of food and just a couple of people bringing a plate to share will be plenty for us.

There will be a fat quarter exchange that involves stealing, evil cackling, nose snorting, heartbreak and joy. If you want to play along bring 2 modern design Fat Quarters (FQs) wrapped together. And since we are the modern group the fabric must be an attractive modern design.  People will only steal attractive fabric and you don’t want to be left with uglies that you have to cut into itty bitty pieces so they don’t look ugly do you?  If you are struggling with a modern design fabric and are feeling stressed from the pressure you could consider including stripes, dots, geometrics or solids in your contribution. But stay away from the little tone on tone nanna florals.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

The next meeting won’t be until February 2018.

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Modern Quilters meet tonight – 9 November

November 9, 2017 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The meeting is tonight, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

There will be a demonstration by Nicole Shipway on curved hand piecing.

There will also be a discussion on how to use the $200 prize money that came with the third place achieved at the Modern Quilt Show Australia held in Sydney recently. This was for the group quilt made this year – quilt is shown in the banner.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

Bring along show & tell, as well as what you are working on now!

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Modern Quilt group meeting – 11 May 2017

May 5, 2017 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting is 11 May, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

We aim to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles of the Modern Quilt movement. Graphic styles, clear modern colours and renewed simplicity in quilting is sweeping the world!

At this meeting the group will be focussing on making a group quilt for entering in the Annual Members’ Exhibition. Separate instructions have been sent to regular attendees on what they need to do and bring. If you are new to the group come along and join in – there is plenty of work you could help with. The quilt is based on the Cross-cut quilt from Debbie Jeske’s blog, aquilterstable. This group will be starting with 10″ squares.

Bring along some show & tell, just to break up the busy evening!

(Quilt in banner is by Marilyn Crabb- a cross cut quilt top, before the second blocks are cut)

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Modern Quilt group meeting – 13 October

October 12, 2016 | Posted in modern quilters | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on this Thursday in the CQ room, from 7.30pm.

Special guest- there will be a trunk show of Judy Niemeyer quilts for members to check out. Judy Niemeyer’s Australian instructor/associate Joanne Waring is vacationing in Canberra for a week and has a suitcase of quilts with her.

Michelle will have her new EPP projects there so you’ll get to see how she gets 60 degree diamond hexagons to sit nicely at the back of the block!

Please bring along show & tell and anything else of interest to this group- books, mags, websites

This group aims to encourage members to learn about, discuss and experiment with the principles espoused by the Modern Quilt movement.

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Modern Quilting meeting – 14 July

July 12, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

This Thursday, 14 July, the Modern Quilt group meets in the CQ room from 7.30pm.

This will be a chillax session so bring along your projects to work on , plus show and tell. Michelle will be demonstrating the teeny tiny hexagons again (1/4 and 1/2 inch) for those who missed it last month.

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Modern Quilt group meeting – 9 June

June 8, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilt group is on Thursday, from 7.30pm, in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Michelle will be demonstrating how to prepare teeny tiny hexagons – 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch. If you want to have a go bring a sewline glue stick and some fabric.

A special show and tell of traditional quilts done the modern way – whether it be modern fabrics, improve versions or traditional blocks, or wonky versions of traditional blocks using the modern aesthetic. Please bring along any examples where you have made a modern traditional quilt.

As always bring your usual show and tell (unless it falls into the above), for the regular show and tell session, plus the project you are working on. Sewing machines always welcome when space allows.

(Quilt in banner is by Michelle Law – Oranges are not the only fruit)

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Modern Quilters Meeting – 12 May

May 10, 2016 | Posted in Meetings, modern quilters | By

The next meeting of the Modern Quilters is on Thursday, 12 May, starting at 7.30pm in the CQ room at Cook Community Hub.

Jenny will be demonstrating some ideas for tile design which work well in appliqué. Please bring small squares – 4 to 8 inches – of tracing paper and a pencil or pen.
Don’t forget show & tell to share what you are working on.

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Modern Quilt group meets tonight- 10 March

March 10, 2016 | Posted in modern quilters, What's On | By

The Modern Quilt group will meet tonight in the CQ room, starting at 7.30pm. Tonight’s activity:

Jenny will be demonstrating a very simple system for an organic curved block. If people want to try it they can bring some 6 1/2 inch squares in colours they like. Half the squares could be considered background. It works particularly well with batiks. 

 Bring your show and tell, as usual, and your machines if you want to try what Jenny is showing. Or you can just watch the demonstration and try it at home.

 

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