Friday, June 9, 2017

March 2017 Recap

Business Review

This summer is shaping up to be packed with events!

The sew day for June, on the 24th, will be replaced with a meet up with the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild at Sweet Earth Vineyards in Monroe.

We have rented a booth at the Corvallis Farmers' for August 5th.

The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is sponsoring a class, quilting curves with Jen Carlton-Bailly.

Our second group project of the year is a Quilt of Valor. The quilt will be comprised of a mix of rail fence blocks and pin wheel blocks, in the classic flag colors, red, white, and blue. Blocks are due May eleventh.

Presentation Review

Jessy Yorgey and Geary Cuniff came to the March meeting to offer their inimitable wisdom regarding color. The first advice offered was not to feel guilty about building a stash. Your stash is personal, handpicked, colors, motifs and oddball prints that you love. Think of it as a collection or a library.

They discussed different ways to quantify fabric, by color first of all, value, which is the amount of light or dark, style, which can refer to the pattern of the fabric, country, contemporary, juvenile, holiday, etc.

They brought in an excellent example of a color wheel that quilters can use to help choose fabrics. This color wheel is also sold at Quiltwork Patches.

This color wheel has lots of information on it. It helps with color mixing, tones vs tints, warm and cool colors.

They presented a lot of information on color theory, including different color schemes, how to organize fabric before making a quilt, and looking at value and intensity. They are always very helpful at Quiltwork Patches, so stop by and say "Hi!"

Show and Tell Highlights

 The QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017 returned from QuiltCon, so we were once again able to admire it. Such a great job was done by all our members!


Erin brought in some quilts to show off. Both baby quilts are quite lovely.

Diana brought in a baby quilt she plans to donate to Quilts from Caring Hands.