Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WestSide Modern June Meeting

Notes from June WestSide Modern Club Meeting

The Northwest Quilting Expo is just around the corner.

  •  Classes are online and can be signed up for here.
  • There is going to be a wearable art show and wine tasting Friday night the 26th,
  • Laura Wasilowski is one of our featured guest speakers and teacher
  • Our Bridge quilts are a featured exhibit -- we need some more Sellwood and Burnside. We need the quilts in August beginning Aug 15th, and for sure by Sept 1.
  • The great reveal will be in August - date TBA

 Row by Row Experience begins July 1 nation-wide shop hop.  This is our row.

Hi-lites of new books and patterns and fabrics:

American Made Brand
at a great price of $7.75
Stitch 'N Swap By: Jake Finch
Daily Zen: Quilts & Projects

Best tool = seam roller It's arched so it doesn't score the fabric. Great for short seams and paper piecing and pressing seams open also great with shapes with bias edges. Steam will stretch the seams, this doesn't! 

We're offering a Machine Quilting class this Fall- by Christina Cameli, author of "First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting". This is a great book with do-able projects.  Buckets, pillows table runners. She's very encouraging. 

Show and Tell

Terry's Intuitive Quilt

Linda's Modern Quilt
Mallory's Retreat Quilt
 Maxine shared two quilt tops made with the same fabrics.

Pam's Blue and Yellow Batik Star
Ellen's off-centered circles quilted by Debbie Scroggy

Guest Speaker - Violet Craft 

Violet (the designer of the bridge fabric), showed us her 4th line of fabrics called Brambleberry Ridge - due to be released soon.  It depicts her love of mid century, her grandmother's aqua blue house, mirrored gold tiles, and costume jewelry.  All of her collections have to do with Portland and the Northwest. This collection is very soft.

She also shared some quilts and pillows made with this fabric.

Breeze Blossoms Pillows
Broken Herringbone -class coming this Fall to the Pine Needle
Breeze Blossoms

Forest Abstractions - Block of the Month Class coming this Fall to The Pine Needle

July Meeting - DATE CHANGE

Tuesday, July 22nd is our next meeting 
with guest speaker Michelle Friedman from the Portland Modern Quilt Guild who will talk about Improvisational Quilting.