ROWmakers meeting – 11 October

October 7, 2017 | Posted in Drop-in, Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 11 October, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.  It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations
4 Yellow Threads/ Stitches Opposites
5 Green Embellishments Animal, vegetable, mineral
6 Pink Linen / silk/ lace Heritage, tradition
7 Neutral Print/ words Numbers
8 Orange Improvisation Home and family

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

Here are some images from our last meeting on 13 September.

Felicity, a member living in Germany, has jumped ahead to finish her response so that the baby can enjoy the quilt.

Felicity’s quilt

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ROWmakers meeting reminder- 13 September

September 10, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 13 September, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. We are having a break because of the timing of the exhibition. But don’t worry, an extra draw was done so you don’t miss making something for August.

Some members have chosen to complete a quilt, using a particular book. Wendy is using the Tula Pink City Sampler, completing 10 blocks for each month. Here are the latest sets:

 

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ROWmakers group meeting report

August 19, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 13 September, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. We are having a break because of the timing of the exhibition. But don’t worry, an extra draw was done so you don’t miss making something for August.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations
4 Yellow Threads/ Stitches Opposites
5 Green Embellishments Animal, vegetable, mineral
6 Pink Linen / silk/ lace Heritage, tradition
7 Neutral Print/ words Numbers

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

Here are some images from our last get two meetings on 12 July and 14 June.

(Yellow/ Threads/ Opposites)

(Green/ Embellishments/ Animal, Vegetable, Mineral)

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Rowmakers meeting – 14 June

June 12, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 14 June, 10am for a 10.30am start. In the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations
4 Yellow Threads/ Stitches Opposites

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

Here are some responses from Round 3 (Purple):

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Rowmakers Design Group meeting report

April 21, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

At the last meeting of the group on 12 April the third round of choices was made. Members revealed their responses to the second round. Some members are unable to come to the meeting, but send in an image from afar. The image at the end of the post is from Felicity, who lives in Germany.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air
3 Purple Geometry Celebrations

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

The May meeting is on the 10th, 10am for a 10.30am start.

Felicity’s block

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ROWmakers Design group meeting – 12 April

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on 12 April, 10am for a 10.30am start. In the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub.

A quilt is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting two items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour and one will be an additive. For instance- each row contains two “ingredients”, e.g. purple and geometry, but in whatever way the maker chooses. As the name shows, this can be a noisy group! So far we have had:

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Turquoise Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Letters
2 Red Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Earth, water, fire and air

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

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ROWmakers design group

April 2, 2017 | Posted in member activity, Row-by-row Challenge | By

The first round responses have been revealed (images below) and the choices for the second round have been made.  Some members have chosen to go with blocks, others back to rows and Liz H is making drainage bags for breast cancer patients,

Next meeting is on 12 April, 10am for a 10.30am start. Here is a message from convenor Joanne:

This month’s Ingredients should have something for everyone (we’ve had a lot trickier in the past).

Remember that everything is to be interpreted FLEXIBLY – particularly COLOUR. Otherwise it gets too difficult. If you think it’s red, then it’s definitely RED. Colour, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

MONTH 1 INGREDIENTS:- 

  •      COLOUR – 6. TURQUOISE (Wendy Hirst)
  •      ADDITIVE – 3. PAINTS/PENCILS/DYES/INK (Beres Senden)
  •      INSPIRATION – 9. LETTERS (Uta Maish)

MONTH 2 INGREDIENTS:-

  •      COLOUR – 1. RED(Elaine Wilson)
  •      ADDITIVE – 5. RECYCLED/LEFTOVERS/FOUND OBJECTS (Nerida Barges)
  •      INSPIRATION – 4. EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR (Di Ballantyne)

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

This year Liz H is making drainage bags – in support of breast cancer patients.

Felicity’s chooks

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ROWmakers first meeting

February 16, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

Here is a report on the first meeting of 2017 of the ROWmakers* design group, from convenor Joanne:

I thought that our first meeting for the year had a lot of energy (and a LOT of noise – glad to see we haven’t changed!) I was really pleased to see so many new faces. I hope you all felt welcome and that it wasn’t too intimidating. It’s always good to see new ideas and approaches.

The first group of INGREDIENTS are :-

COLOUR – 6. Turquoise (Wendy Hirst)

ADDITIVE – 3. Paints/Pencils/Dyes/Ink (Beres Senden)

INSPIRATION – 9. Letters (Uta Maish)

(Remember that you can choose an INSPIRATION for the whole year or be inspired by what’s chosen on a month-by-month basis. Up to you.)

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 8 March, 10am for a 10.30 start. Those first responses will be revealed!

*ROWmakers = Rowdy on Wednesdays

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Rowmakers Design Group – 8 February

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The convenor of this group, Joanne, has sent out the guidelines and list of ingredients (extracts below) via email to all those who expressed an interest. The first meeting is this Wednesday, 8 Feb, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at Cook.

The challenge will include 9 block/rows and will run from February to November with a Christmas get-together in December. Meetings are held in our room at Cook on the second Wednesday of the month. The room is open from 10.00 with the meeting starting at 10.30 and usually over by 12.00. The room remains open after if you wish to stay. After the meeting an email is sent to participants outlining what was decided so that everyone is up to date.

It is important to remember that this is supposed to be fun! DO NOT STRESS. Flexible thinking is the key. Use your imagination, try something new – and there’s no pressure to finish if real life decides to inconveniently intrude on our fun.

Some final tips for any new member. It helps to decide on the approximate size and purpose of the quilt before you start. Also consider continuity across your rows/blocks – how to tie it together. One way is to select one fabric style, such as – Japanese, children’s, thirties, Christmas, Australiana, Kaffe Fasset, batik, reproduction, floral or a jelly roll. A common background or colour such as cream, indigo, or black/white, also works well. If you are ever uncertain, don’t worry, we have a very creative and experienced “think tank” available at every meeting.

Each month an element is drawn from each column and you make something incorporating those elements to show the next month. You can choose to take a single ‘inspiration’ from the third column for the whole year.

2017 ROWMAKERS INGREDIENTS

# Colours Additives Inspirations
1 Red Wool/ Felt Home and family
2 Pink Linen/ silk/ lace Art and literature
3 Orange Paints/ pencils/ dyes/ ink Animal, vegetable, mineral
4 Yellow Print/ words Earth, water, fire and air
5 Green Recycled/ leftovers/ found objects Heritage, tradition
6 Turquoise Vintage Places
7 Blue Geometry Celebrations
8 Purple Threads/ stitches Opposites
9 Brown Embellishments Letters
10 Neutral Improvisation Numbers

(Quilt in banner is from 2016 Rowmakers, by Wendy Hirst)

 

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ROWmakers design group resumes on 8 February

January 27, 2017 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers design group resumes meetings for the year on 8 February, 10am for a 10.30 start.

A quilt is made over the year with each participant making their own rows (or blocks). Each month two ingredients are chosen from the menu and are to be incorporated into that month’s row or block in whatever way the maker chooses. The menu is generally divided into a colour grouping and a technical element. so you might get purple and stars as a combination. The following month you bring back what you have made for show, tell and discussion.

Here is a look at some of the final (or nearly finalised) quilts from last year. Two members chose to make quilts for the Blankets of Love program.

Some of the Blankets of Love quilts for donation

Some more Blankets of Love quilts

Joan is going to make a cloth book with these pages.

One of a pair

The other part of the pair

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