June Meeting Recap

This month’s meeting was super fun!  There was lots of fun and mingling and some great food!  Renee brought cherries from her tree; nothing says summer better than fruit from a backyard tree.  Melissa gave an awesome presentation about her recent trip to Quilt Market.  The pictures of everyone’s booths were absolutely stunning.  She also gave a great recap of recent trends in quilting.  Here is a list of a couple, hopefully they will inspire your projects!

  • Low contrast prints as background
  • 3-D design elements
  • Deer and Antlers (this is one of my favorite new trends)
  • Butterflies
  • Numbers are all the rage as the new new text
  • Octopi / The Sea
  • Solids (There is a new brand of solids- Clothwork’s American made brand of solids.  These cottons are completely produced in the US; even the cotton was grown in Arkansas.)
  • Ombre Prints and Metallics
  • Continued interest in Grey
  • Linen and Linen Blends
  • Wool and Wool Applique
  • Embroidery (Both hand and machine)

We also had a great show and tell.Image

Debbie showed off a quilt she is helping her daughter make inspired by the video game “Halo”.

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This is the first quilt Lorraine ever made with this much negative space.  I think she did great!

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This scoreboard quilt will have velcro numbers so the scores can be changed out.  What a great way to use a 3-D element!

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These fabrics came from Australia.  Beautiful!

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This is a beautiful crazy pieced quilt.  Whoever said batiks couldn’t be modern?

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Sally brought 2 lovely quilts.  The first is a scrappy piece with over 2,000 sqaures and the second was inspired by Japanese fabric.

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This is the beginning of a quilt made with  Japanese boro fabric.  It’s history is amazing; I can’t wait to see the finished piece.  

 

See you all next time!

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