October Meeting

Hello Modern Quilting Gals,

What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!  So good to see everyone and if you were not able to join us, I'll get you caught up on what happened...

We have been invited by Sew Bee It to hang our Modern Quilt projects in the shop during the month of December.  Gloria and Martha would like to have quilts by the end of November (I'll confirm exactly when) and they will be hanging until the first of the new year.  There was a big list of quilts by the end of the meeting and if you were not with us today, just let Sandi know if you would still like to hang a quilt or one of the modern projects.  Also, because there have been so many questions about "what is Modern Quilting", we are each going to write a brief statement about what Modern Quilting means to us to be posted as well...I can't wait to see all the different perspectives!!

We narrowed down the choices for the book to use for inspiration for next year and the winner is...

Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.  If you would like to have Sew Bee It order a copy for you, just let Martha know.  We will start sign-ups for programs at the November meeting for the first months of the new year.

A number of gals have been working on the American Quilter's Society's Modern Mystery Quilt. So spoiler alert--Janet shared her progress--

It is an easy pattern and lots of fun.  If you haven't tried a "modern quilt" before, it is a great place to start.  The most challenging part is the half circle curves.  Sandi has a great blog with pictures on a great method for perfect stitching at

her blog

.  I was so inspired that I came home and have week one completed now.

Melissa Klingensmith presented the October program from the Modern Mix book.  She showed us her version of the Color Block Tablecloth--Melissa made a table runner from the center of the   pattern.  She used sea inspired batiks and added triangles to the ends to finish the look.

She even made a candle to match!  And yes, it is a Christmas present!

And then it was time for show and tell--

Susan was busy making several quilts with the modern twist that included flying geese--

And a helicopter inspired quilt.

Gerry made a great quilt be "upcycling" an old crazy quilt that she had made before but did not like...

And here is Gerry's great convergence quilt--

See everyone next month!!!

Ava