Monday, January 22, 2018

JANUARY 2018

QuiltCon Charity Quilt

We have finished the QuiltCon Charity Quilt! After the quilt debuts at QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, California, we will donate it to East End Hospice. It is our hope that the quilt will used as a raffle quilt so that they may raise money for the Children's camp called  Camp Good Grief.  This camp is a bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers.  
This is their mission statement which appears on our quilt:
"Camp Good Grief. Where children and teenagers begin to heal."

Here are a few snippets of the quilt:






Show and Share

Carol did a great job on this baby quilt...front

Back.

Carol tries her hand at Improv.

Jamie and Rabbits!

Kim's colorful quilt using Cloud Nine Fabrics!
Finally Finished! Kim's first quilt. Awesome quilting, can you see the quilted birds?

Lorraine's  class project from Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Karin's beautiful Batik Quilt

Julie's Llamas!  So cute.
Julie's creative quilt for her nephew. Great Colors!




Guest Speaker: Vicki Field

Vicki Field is a musician, artist & teacher. She gave a lecture on Color Theory and how it's use in your artwork and design.
She demonstrated the use of primary and secondary  colors through watercolor paints, her primary medium. It was interesting to see color through a painter's palette.

It is very important to keep color in mind when you are designing your quilts.  
 Warm color vs Cool Color. Color can set the mood of your artwork . Warm colors (red, orange & yellow) will make you feel vibrant and energetic. It draws the viewer into the artwork.  While cool colors (blue, green purple) make you feel calm and relaxed. Cool colors will make your artwork recede.

It was interesting to look at the use color through painters eyes. She feels that artists, whether their paint is watercolor or fabric, should use color to tell a story and to  draw the viewer into  and around their piece of work.  
 
The use of "cool" colors





Thank you, Vicki. It was so nice to see your artwork. You are very talented!  Thank you for showing us the importance of color in our artwork. 




February Meeting:


Member Mini Workshop:  Julie and Mario will give demonstrations












Monday, January 1, 2018

December Meeting Recap




Happy New Year


Have you started writing down your New Year's Resolutions? Do they include finishing all or some of your U.F.O.'s?  My list of UFO's is very long and I hope that it will become shorter by the end of 2018 (and that I do not add any more projects to the list!) . I can always hope!

Here are a few pictures from the December meeting Show and Tell:

Jamie's Foxies..her first quilt. WOW!


Nancy's fussy cutting Tula Pink Fabric! 





Nancy's Crowned Star Quilt


Amy's Quilt top from a Quiltcon 2017 Class

Janet shared what she made @ a Victoria Findlay Wolfe Class.

QUILTCON 2018 CHARITY QUILT

Here are a few sneak peek pictures of our entry into the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Challenge.
Thanks to all who helped create this awesome quilt!  Well Done!



Ornament Creation!









Next Meeting: January 17, 2018

We will be hosting Vicki Field as a guest speaker at our next meeting.  Vicki will give a lecture on Color Theory.  More details to follow.




Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Quilty New Year!