ROWmakers final ingredients announced

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Row-by-row Challenge | By

ROWmakers design group has been communicating via email since the shutdown of meetings.

Each month two sets of ingredients were released, with the final two sets released on Wednesday, 12th August. Here is the full set:

Round 1 – PINK; OCTAGON; LEGEND/MYTH

Round 2 – YELLOW; DIAMOND; CARTOON

Round 3 – RED; HEART; ZODIAC

Round 4 – ORANGE; TRIANGLE; BOOK

Round 5 – GREY; FAN; MUSIC ARTIST/GROUP

Round 6 – WHITE; RECTANGLE; ART

Round 7 – TURQUOISE; SQUARE; SAYING

Round 8 – GREEN; CIRCLE/CURVE; POETRY

Round 9 – PURPLE; HEXAGON; MOVIE

Round 10 – BLACK; STAR; TV SHOW

Round 11 – BROWN; ELLIPSE; SONG

Round 12 – BLUE; IRREGULAR; FAIRY TALE/NURSERY RHYME

Looking forward to seeing some responses soon.

 

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ROWmakers Design group – 2020 is the 10th year!

February 23, 2020 | 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 or quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month.

This year is the 10th year this has been run and the ingredients fall into three categories – colour, shape and theme. The latter has new options and is based on social themes. Each month one item is drawn from each category. The first combination is Pink / Octagon / Legend or Myth

As mentioned in the email from our co-ordinator, Joanne …

 A bit of a challenge, but don’t feel daunted. Pink can be anything from the palest ice pink to the darkest burgundy and it counts if there’s only a dot. Any eight- sided figure can count as an octagon. (I’m planning an elongated one.) The easiest to do is the snowball block. (Blame my friendship group for this one – I needed a twelfth shape and this is what we came up with.) And myths and legends can include anything from Ancient Greek myths to urban myths to present-day sporting “legends” to witches and black cats (what I’m using in my Cat quilt). 

We came up with some other approaches:

  •  Children’s quilts were popular so Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes, Cartoons or Movies would be an option for the whole year.
  • Liz suggested if you wanted to do a travel quilt you could chose TV Shows and use “Getaway”.
  • Song lyrics was another suggestion. (“Somewhere over the Rainbow” – and then you could just do the colour!) Another was to base a quilt on the work of a favourite artist.
  • I’m doing a Cat quilt and finding cats in each theme. You could do the same for a House quilt or a Christmas quilt. 
  • You can expand the scope of the category. Zodiac could be western star signs, Chinese horoscope animals, the associated elements (earth, fire, air, water, metal, wood) and the associated gemstones, flowers and colours.
  • Or you could do what a couple of our members have been known to do and ignore the whole category. And then someone in the group will see the block and come up with a connection anyway!I hope everyone has fun and if you’re stuck there’s always Google. (I googled cats and myths and got witches – easy.) 

The next meeting is on Wednesday 11 March, 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.

The full list of ‘rules’ and instructions is available here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

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ROWmakers meeting – 13 March

March 11, 2019 | 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. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for February:

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Brown Spots/ Stripes Baskets

 

The next meeting is on Wednesday 13 March, 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.

The full list of ‘rules’ and instructions is available here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

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ROWmakers 2019 – first round ingredients

February 20, 2019 | 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. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

Here are the ingredients drawn out for February:

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Brown Spots/ Stripes Baskets

 

The next meeting is on Wednesday 13 March, 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.

The full list of ‘rules’ and instructions is available here. (ROW=Rowdy on Wednesday)

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Rowmakers Design Group – 1st meeting 13 February

February 11, 2019 | 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. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

The first meeting of the year is on Wednesday 13 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.

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 shape and the third will be a motif. Not all three ingredients have to be included, two will be enough. With the motif category, you may decide to choose one at the beginning of the year for the whole quilt and then ignore the motif ingredient drawn out each month.

A full list of the guidelines and instructions is available here.

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

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Red Squares Baskets
2 Pink Rectangles Plants
3 Orange Triangles Animals
4 Yellow Circles/ Curves Bugs
5 Green Diamonds Houses
6 Turquoise Hexagons People
7 Blue Hearts Words
8 Purple Stars Birds
9 Brown Spots/ Stripes Places

(Image in banner is a quilt top by Karin Malmberg from the 2018 Rowmakers challenge.)

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ROWmakers reveal

November 20, 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 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 will be the Christmas get together and perhaps a reveal of some quilt tops.

At the November get together some quilt tops were revealed as well as responses to round 9.

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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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