Thursday, November 29, 2012

Westside Modern Club November Gathering

The Westside Modern Club gathered last night at The Pine Needle Quilt Shop. 
This was our second gathering.  We plan on meeting monthly (except for December)
We are about learning, sharing and challenging each other in this new quilting trend.
In this blog, you can find links to many of the resources that we shared and learned about.

Geri shared her impressions from the Houston International Quilt Show.  
Modern Quilting is HOT.  
It is about color and solids, and the feeling is "enthusiasm" and the attitude is "possible."  

She shared some trends in Modern Quilting.
Look for words and numbers on fabric, lots of empty space, 
solids, chevrons, ikats, black-white and a bright, and themed prints.
See them for yourself at C&T Publishing.  

Other resources that were shared are two new Magazines
Click on the Magazine cover to be taken to subscription information.

Modern Quilts Illustrated
Modern Quilts Unlimited

In October we were given this fabric and challenged to come up with a 12" block.

Here's what we came up with.

Here are the links to some great Blogs 
about Modern Quilting.

Announcements of newest releases of patterns and fabric collections

Color inspiration:  a photograph-inspired palette is posted daily. 
Beautiful!    Designer:  Jessica Colaluca

Fabric manufacturer Dear Stella. 
Announcements of new fabric lines and their inspiration.

Alissa Haight Carlton, author of Modern Minimal
and co-author of Block Party, The Modern Quilting Bee 

Julie Herman, pattern designer, author of Skip the Borders
designed Creative Grids Hex’n More ruler

Cherri House, author of City Quilts

Kathy Miller, co-owner and creative director of Michael Miller Fabrics. 
Announcements of new fabric lines and their inspiration.

Online recipes using pre-cuts (charm packs, fat quarters, layer cakes and jelly rolls) 

Local artist Elizabeth Hartman, author of Modern Patchwork 
and The Practical Guide to PatchworkExcellent online tutorials.

Information on guild meetings, special events and activities

Angela Walters, professional longarm quilter, fabric designer and author of 
Free-Motion Quilting and In the Studio with Angela Walters
Angela’s first fabric line (Art Gallery) is Textures, inspired by her quilting designs.

Pam Raby's Blog

Rita Hodge, quilter from Melbourne, Australia

Katie Pedersen, co-author of Quilting Modern

Jacquie Gering, co-author of Quilting Modern

Tula Pink, fabric designer for Free Spirit Fabrics, 
author of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink

And here are just a few of our favorite books 
about Modern Quilting.

Modern Blocks
Modern Minimal
Make it Sew Modern
Modern Mix

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