QuiltCon 2017 – Charity Quilt Challenge

It’s that time of year again – planning and piecing our entry for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge – 2017. Susan Manson is our fearless leader for this project (thank you, Susan!).

We’d like the quilt to go to an Orange County female veteran – Please contact Susan if you know a woman who is an US Veteran and is from the area.

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Google Image Search on Modern Word Quilt

The challenge is playing with scale. We’ll be doing a word quilt in Kona Silver, Kona Yarrow, and Kona Ultra Marine. Our members voted and this is the quote that will be pieced into the quilt:

Be bold. Be brave. Listen to your heart.
Live the life you’ve always imagined.
– Thoreau

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Google Search on Word Quilt

Important Dates: 

July 10, Monthly Sew: If you’ve signed up to make a word and haven’t started, why not come to the sew to work on it and see what others are doing?

July 28, Guild Meeting: Finished Words are due. Completed words can be turned in any time before this meeting.

August 14, Monthly Sew: Quilt Assembly begins. If you were not able to make a block, but would like to help with assembly, please join us!

Making words:

Volunteers signed up to take specific words in the quote at the May meeting. If you want to be an Angel (someone who can make a word if one of the volunteers cannot), please let Susan know. Because life happens (quilting injuries, family is always fun, work gets in the way) and someone may not be able to make their word.

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Needle in a Fabric Stash pull of blenders to work with our colors

Our colors are Kona Yarrow, Silver and Ultramarine. Only closely coordinating solids are permitted.

 

If unsure or have any questions, take a pic and send to Susan. (susanperrymanson@gmail.com)

Letters in the word(s) can be pieced or appliquéd. Thread play is welcome, but please no embellishments such as beads, since the quilt will be long arm quilted. Words can be between 3” to 24” long. Please use your judgement on height, keeping in mind that the quilt is a twin.

Words can use any 2 colors or any 3 colors. Matching fabrics may be used as long as they read as a solid of Silver, Yarrow, or Ultra Marine. Mix it up! There’s no guideline on which of the three color(s) should be the background or make up the letter.

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Designed and pieced by Kathy Schwager, OCMQG Member

 

Please save your scraps (solids and coordinating fabrics) and bring to the August sew. We may want to make “filler blocks” using the same fabrics used to make the words.

Share your progress on Facebook / Instagram: hashtags: #ocmqg #quiltconcharity2017

HAPPY SEWING!

PS: Life happens! If you find you are unable to complete your word, please contact Susan as soon as possible so we can get fabrics to another member to make the block.

Resources:

Pat Sloan: Free Pieced Alphabet from Moda

Quilters Cache: Alphabet Pattern

Shiny Happy World: Shiny Happy Alphabet

Patchery Menagerie: Is for Alphabet

Craftsy: Name Quilts

Examples of Word Quilts Quilted Letters and Word Quilts

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May Block Lotto

May’s Block Lotto is a pattern from Molli Sparkles, called Jagged Little Pill.

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Jagged Little Pill Block by Shelli (photo by @kroqnk9)

The guidelines:

Use Kona Steel provided as the background and choose fabrics from your stash that coordinate with Kona Red and Kona Aqua.

Cutting instructions and block construction can be found on Molli Sparkles Tutorial Page.

Bring your finished block to the next guild meeting on June 30th!

Show your progress / finished block on Instagram or Facebook: #ocmqg #jaggedlittlepillblock #blocklotto

If you would like to participate in the next lotto, please bring $1 for fabric to the next meeting. Send ideas for the next block to ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Happy Sewing!

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Instagram image and quilt by @molli_sparkles: You Learn quilt using Jagged Little Pill Block

 

April Monthly Meeting Recap

Wow! What a great meeting. Thank you, Cecil, for lending us your space for the night.

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The meeting kicked off with Who Inspired YOU? Quilters are inspired by the things they see, hear, touch, and by the people they come into contact with. Our members are inspired by the following people….who inspires you to create quilts?

Quilt Group, Family, Mom, Grandmother, and Friends

Elizabeth HartmanCecile ChoiJacquie GeringKaffe Fassett , Gwen Marston,  Julie HermanJean Impey, Ursula KernAnna Marie HornerNancy Crow,
Allison HarrisBoo DavisCarolyn Frielander, Sherri Lynn Wood

QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017 – Playing with Scale

 

The Challenge rules are out and posted. This year’s challenge is playing with scale – making blocks really BIG or very tiny or combining different sizes of the same blocks to create an overall theme and pattern. At least three colors need to be used from the color palette below. Full details will be on a future post. We are looking for someone to coordinate – Please email ocmodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you’re interested!

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Block Lotto – First Round!

Janet has pulled together our first round of block lotto! The block on the left is our first block and fabric was distributed at our April Meeting. If you would like to participate in the next round, the block on the right is May’s block. It costs $1/block to participate – money will be used to purchase fabrics for the next round. Details can be found on our Block Lotto page.

May Monthly Sew – May 15th – ROAD TRIP!

We’ll be doing a road trip to Sew Modern in LA on May 15th. Watch your email for more details!

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

 

May 15: QuiltCon 2017 Super Volunteer Applications Open

May 19: MQG Webinar – English Paper Piecing

June 4 & 5: Fantasea of Quilts at Soka University. Tickets are $10

June 15: Deadline for Entries to Modern Quilts – Redesigning Traditions

July 31: Deadline for Entries to LA Quilt Show