Tuesday, May 25, 2010

April Forum- Divine Design

Forum this month focused on designing quilts.  Helen Butler led the discussion and talked about Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Quilt Styles and Visual Elements.   

Crystal North helped with technical aspects.

Sharon Wright shared some of her design tips and shared some of her quilts.

Francine Berrett also shared some quilts and her ideas on design.

Shirley Olsen showed some of her original designs and quilts.  I only wish the photos were better quality.

And last, but not least, Kathy Porter shared how she creates quilts from her doodles.  

Here are some websites that Helen used in her presentation:

She also referred to a book by Willow Ann Soltow entitled "Designing Your Own Quilts." She found it in our UVQG library.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

July Quilt Fair

As I saw all the information about the July Quilt Fair starting to appear in this month's Patchwords, I noticed that I didn't have anywhere on the website to put the information. 

Now there is a place!  The July Quilt Fair has it's own page on our website:

This page will always be available.  Now you know where to go to check for the latest information on one our favorite days of the year! 

So anyone in charge on anything at the July Fair -- email me (kluckau@moosequilts.com) any information about the July Fair you want on the website, and I will put it up.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

April Meeting

Terry Griffin of Thankfully Sew shared a beautiful trunk show with us for our April meeting.  See a sampling of her patterns below!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April Hospitality Table

Our unique Hospitality Table for April featured unfinished projects (aka p.i.g.s or ufo's) created by (but not yet completed) Bonnie Miles, Liz Laney, Margaret Cooper and Dee DeHart. These projects were spotlighted in an effort to motivate all of us to finish up projects that are partially done in our sewing rooms.  Bonnie is in charge of the challenge this year.  Her challenge is simple-finish something that is made from materials and supplies you already have on hand. 
Her motto: 
"Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without."

Happy Sewing!