Thursday, August 7, 2014

July WestSide Modern Meeting Notes

July 22nd WestSide Modern Meeting
New Fall Classes at The Pine Needle

Geri announced some upcoming classes with Violet Craft, Cristina Cameli and Rachel Kerley. They will fill fast and WSM has first option on them.  Click to register.

Violet Craft
Cristina Cameli 
Rachel Kerley     

Bridges of Portland - "The Big Reveal"  
Wednesday August 27th at Millennium Park  
(bring your quilt in a bag so no one can peak)
6:00 potluck.... Bring anything you'd like to share. All are welcome.

Challenge - American Made Brand Challenge - Pillow Palooza
Make a pillow …..of any size for yourself…..for your home……
Bring it in to win at the big reveal in August.
It will be a viewer’s choice……. the winner gets one of the stacks of fabrics.

Show and Tell

Kathy hand dyed her swift fabric for the Bridge Challenge

Barbara's Bright Marbled Star with straight line quilting

Jennifer's Michael Miller Challenge

Guest Speaker - Michelle Freedman - Gen Q Magazine

Michelle is a contributor to Generation Q magazine and Stitch 'n Swap. She has a background in art and textile design for apparel.

She shared drawings of some of her favorite fabric designs that she made for Fred Meyer, Hannah Anderson, Lucy Activewear. She has made lots of apparel.

Her first quilt squares were out of brown calicoes. She keeps it on her wall for inspiration. (left)

Violet Craft invited her to a modern quilt guild meeting... but she had never quilted.

She fell in love with quilting.

She showed her sketch book which inspired this tic-tac-toe quilt. (right)

A tempera tea cup inspired 
a quilt out of Pendleton wool. (left) 

She used a needle made for sail boat sails.

She joined two bees (by mistake) and sewed  2 blocks a month.

She didn't know any of the rules or terms.

This quilt was Inspired by Hawaii (right) She Loves HST's she played around with them. This is called "Shoreline" was in Stitches magazine last summer.

Inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge called "Trip Around the Sun" (left) with wonky flying geese. She added hand stitching and pebble quilting

When thinking about design, she plays the game... Name that tune. How many ways can I make this block? Or change it? Or name it?

She gave us each a copy of the premiere issue of Gen Q magazine!!!!!

She showed us the quilt on the cover of the latest Gen Q Magazine. (left) She used Dear Stella's dots... Finished 6" blocks. This used some of her favorite techniques. Called the "Color Carnival Row Along".  Quilted by Rachel Kerley.

There are submission guidelines on the Gen Q website for us to submit our own ideas.

Questions.... What trends do you see coming?
  • Navy blue, purple, inky rich colors. 
  • Butterflies
  • Deer antlers
  • the same block but in different sizes - blocks within blocks
  • Sew mama sew has a good trend report
  • hand dyed fabric
  • Artisan hand sewing  to add some interest (especially on solid colors)
  • Mixing of materials
  • Sashiko stitching