ROWmakers final round

October 21, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 14 November, 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. This will be the reveal of the ninth and final draw (and perhaps some quilt tops).

Here are the ingredients drawn out for all rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.
8 Red Foundation Piecing C
9 Turquoise Improvisation D

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ROWmakers meeting – 10 October

October 8, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 10 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. This will be the ninth and final draw. So will we get Brown or Turquoise?

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first eight rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.
8 Red Foundation Piecing C

A number of members have chosen to stick with one technique throughout the year, e.g. Scraps, so they disregard what technique is drawn out each month. The adapt-a-block is best illustrated by Yvonne’s quilt from last year. She took one block and came up with many versions through colour and rotation and flipping.

Here are some images that show the responses for round 6 & 7 (Purple and Pink):

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ROWmakers Design Group meeting – 12 September

September 9, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 12 September, 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. Because we didn’t have a meeting in August there was a double draw of ingredients. Expect double the show & tell!

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first seven rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.

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Rowmakers Design Group

August 17, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 12 September, 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. Because we won’t have a meeting in August there was a double draw of ingredients. The drawing of the letter Z promoted considerable discussion…but there are always zebras, zig-zags and zed words on fabric to choose from!

Here are the ingredients drawn out so far (seven rounds):

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W
6 Purple Adapt-a-block S
7 Pink Modern quilting Z.

A number of members have chosen to stick with one technique throughout the year, e.g. Scraps, so they disregard what technique is drawn out each month. The adapt-a-block is best illustrated by Yvonne’s quilt from last year. She took one block and came up with many versions through colour and rotation and flipping.

Here are some images that show the responses for round 5 (Orange):

Check out the ‘W’ objects in the background squares!

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ROWmakers meeting – 11 July

July 9, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 11 July, 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. Because we won’t have a meeting in August there will be a double draw of ingredients.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first five rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P
4 Yellow Piecing U
5 Orange Pre-cuts/strips W

A number of members have chosen to stick with one technique throughout the year, e.g. Scraps, so they disregard what technique is drawn out each month. The adapt-a-block is best illustrated by Yvonne’s quilt from last year. She took one block and came up with many versions through colour and rotation and flipping.

Here are some images that show the responses for rounds 3 & 4 (neutral and yellow):

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ROWmakers reminder – 9 May

May 6, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 9 May, 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.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first three rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P

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ROWmakers Design Group

April 17, 2018 | Posted in Meetings, Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. The full list was published here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 9 May, 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.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for the first three rounds:

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Green Scraps A
2 Blue Tradition with a Twist L
3 Neutral Appliqué P

A number of members have chosen to stick with one technique throughout the year, e.g. Scraps, so they disregard what technique is drawn out each month. The adapt-a-block is best illustrated by Yvonne’s quilt from last year. She took one block and came up with many versions through colour and rotation and flipping. Here is an image:

Adapt-a-block example by Yvonne

At the last two meetings the responses to the first two rounds were revealed. Here are some images that show these responses (green is round 1, blue is round 2):

 

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ROWmakers first meeting

February 26, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The first meeting was held on 14 February.

These are the ingredients chosen for the first round:

  • Colour – GREEN
  • Technique – SCRAPS
  • Alphabet – A

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

A quilt (or another item) 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 three items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour, one will be a technique and the third will be a letter of the alphabet. Not all three ingredients have to be included, two will be enough. With the technique category, you may decide to choose one technique at the beginning of the year for the whole quilt and then ignore the technique ingredient drawn out each month.

This is the list we will be choosing from this year. February’s choices will be posted after the meeting.

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Red Adapt-a-block (we’ll talk about this at the meeting A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H ,I, J, K,L,
M, N, O, P,Q,
R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
2 Pink Appliqué
3 Orange Embellishment
4 Yellow Foundation piecing
5 Green Improvisation
6 Turquoise Modern quilting
7 Blue Piecing
8 Purple Pre-cuts/strips
9 Brown Scraps
10 Neutral Tradition with a twist

 

 

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ROWmakers Design Group – 14 February

February 13, 2018 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

The next meeting is on Wednesday 14 February, 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.

This is our first meeting of the year – maybe we shall see some finished quilts from previous years.

A quilt (or another item) 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 three items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour, one will be a technique and the third will be a letter of the alphabet. Not all three ingredients have to be included, two will be enough. With the technique category, you may decide to choose one technique at the beginning of the year for the whole quilt and then ignore the technique ingredient drawn out each month.

This is the list we will be choosing from this year. February’s choices will be posted after the meeting.

# Colours Techniques Alphabet
1 Red Adapt-a-block (we’ll talk about this at the meeting A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H ,I, J, K,L,
M, N, O, P,Q,
R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.
2 Pink Appliqué
3 Orange Embellishment
4 Yellow Foundation piecing
5 Green Improvisation
6 Turquoise Modern quilting
7 Blue Piecing
8 Purple Pre-cuts/strips
9 Brown Scraps
10 Neutral Tradition with a twist

 

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ROWmakers final meeting – 13 December

December 12, 2017 | Posted in member activity, Row-by-row Challenge | By

Next meeting is on Wednesday 13 December, 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.

This is our final meeting of the year – maybe we shall see some finished quilts or tops…

We will discuss the plans for 2018 and have morning tea. If you wish, please bring a small plate of food to share.

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!

This is the list for the year:

# 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
9 Blue Vintage Places

(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 8 November. Some are finished quilts!

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