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)
- 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)
Debbie showed off a quilt she is helping her daughter make inspired by the video game “Halo”.
This is the first quilt Lorraine ever made with this much negative space. I think she did great!
This scoreboard quilt will have velcro numbers so the scores can be changed out. What a great way to use a 3-D element!
These fabrics came from Australia. Beautiful!
This is a beautiful crazy pieced quilt. Whoever said batiks couldn’t be modern?
Sally brought 2 lovely quilts. The first is a scrappy piece with over 2,000 sqaures and the second was inspired by Japanese fabric.
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!