Friday, March 28, 2014

February Meeting

Marys River Quilt Guild

 February Meeting 2014 

Part II 


The Program

The Introduction

Pam Raby on Modern Quilts

Modern quilting has taken us back to the basics of early quilters when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively while finding friendship and community along the way.
- The Modern Quilt Guild

Modern Quilts Timeline

  • 1998
    Denyse Schmidt’s quilts featured in Martha Stewart Living
  • 2002
    Gees Bend Quilts exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
  • Publication of Quilt Artistry by Yoshiko Jinzenji
  • 2005
    Publication of Denyse Schmidt Quilts and Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr
  • 2008
    Flickr group “Fresh Modern Quilts” ... first online centralized social media venue
  • 2009
    Alissa Haight Carlton & Latifah Saafir founded the Modern Quilt Guild
  • 2013
    First MQG conference, QuiltCon, in Austin

  • Characteristics of Modern Quilts
    •  Interpretations of traditional patchwork 
    • Improvisation Simplicity, minimalism, asymmetry 
    • Alternative or disguised block structures 
    • Less repetition, more focus on interaction of shapes 
    • Increased emphasis on negative space 
    • Use of gray, white or low volume prints as neutrals 
    • Quilting to enhance negative space 
    • Bold color, solid fabrics, graphic prints, “on trend” palettes

    A small and random selection of photos of Pam's slides.

    The Trunk Show

    Thank you to the quilters who generously loaned their quilts:  Christina Cameli, Violet Craft, Michelle Freedman, Virginia Hammon, Elizabeth Hartman, Rachel Kerley, Cris Pera, Karlee Sandell, Katie Sciarrino, Cher Smith and Lou Ann Tiedemann. A special thank you to Michelle Freedman who donated the Generation Q magazines and Urban Chicken starter kits for door prizes.

    Pam recommended a few Modern Quilt Websites

    With the assistance of Pam, respectfully submitted by Alice MRQG Historian

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    February Meeting

    Welcome to the Mary's River Quilt Guild

      February Meeting 2014

      Part I

    Calling the meeting to order

    Block of the Month

    February Blocks

    March Blocks

    Show and Tell


    Part II 
    Continues with photos from Pam Raby's talk on Modern Quilts

     Mary’s River Quilt Guild

     General Meeting of February 27, 2014 

    President Beth called the meeting to order and shared her experiences attending a quilt guild meeting in Madison, Wisconsin where the emphasis was on Show and Tell and socializing-business reports were kept to a minimum. The purpose of a guild is to promote the art of fellow ship of quilting therefore our guild will make a conscious effort to keep the business portions of our meetings brief but please note that the guild website and newsletter are available with current and detailed information which will keep members up to date on events of the guild.

    Members are asked to contribute to the guild by helping set up or break down at least one meeting per year; a clipboard was passed to provide an opportunity to set a date for participation.
     There were special items available for the evening’s program and those gathered were asked to confirm that they each had received a raffle ticket.

    The Benton County Historical Society sent a letter thanking the guild for contributions and also asking if anyone had contributed a tote for the recent auction. If anyone did make this contribution, please contact Beth or Sharon (guild secretary).

    Guests were welcomed and asked to introduce themselves; there were fifteen guests present.

    Philomath sponsors an awards program which allows organizations in the community to recognize outstanding members of their groups. The guild offered the name of Emily Miller who has been a cornerstone of the service committee as a worker, organizer and bright light for the group.

    Beth noted that she will be leading a discussion at the Corvallis Public Library on March 12th of The Round House by Louise Erdrich, winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction and invites anyone interested to come and join the discussion of the book.

    Program: Corey began by inviting women to sign up for the Janet Fogg workshop of August 29th which will be held at Grand Oaks; cost will be $75 and includes fabric and instruction. Janet Fogg will be the guild speaker for our August 28th meeting.

    In March, Jamie Taylor will present a program on those Loopy Tulip Designs, Baltimore Albums.

    In April quilts made by those participating in the block exchange with guilds from Japan and Australia will be shared.

    Challenge: All packets have been sold for this year.

    Raffle 2014: The quilt is currently on display in the Benton County History museum. Raffle tickets can be purchased at all guild meetings and members can pick up packets of tickets to offer opportunities to family, friends and colleagues a chance to win this gorgeous quilt.

    Quilts in the Garden: The date for the show will be August 16th from 10 am to 5 PM. There are seven gardens and any quilt will fit into one of themes selected. Themes are Quilts of Imagination, Quilts of the Garden, Not Your Grandma’s Quilt; We are Small but Mighty, Tried and True-Antique Quilts with a Story, Quilts from Across the Pacific, Quilts from Caring Hands and Quilts Are Class Acts. Seven garden coordinators are needed and they will receive information and training. Please consider being a coordinator for this one day event.

    Round Robin: This group held its first meeting on Monday and pictures will soon be available on the website.

    BOM: Linda thanked those who participated this month by bringing in blocks and showed examples of next month’s block. Remember you can make one for the guild BOM and a second one which can become part of a quilt to be made at the end of the year from this year’s block patterns. Shelley B. won this month’s blocks.

    Hospitality: There was a drawing for fat quarters appropriate for the March BOM and a gift certificate which were won by Theresa V. and Cindy G. respectively.

    Show and Tell by members took place beginning with quilts from the service committee. The committee advised that they have 143 quilts in process and invites those able to help by quilting, binding or assembling blocks to help complete quilts which the guild will then donate to various organizations in our community.

    Members of the Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild showed some of their quilts which are part of the Riley Blake Challenge. This group meets at the Market of Choice on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8 PM for meetings and on the last Saturday of the month for sewing time from 12-6 PM in the upstairs meeting room of the Market. Those interested in learning more can find information at: Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild

    After a short break, Pam Raby presented a program on Modern Quilts sharing the background history and development of this trend plus she shared beautiful examples of modern quilts.

    There was a raffle of items contributed by our speaker Pam Raby and then the guild meeting was adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted, Sharon MRQG Secretary
    Alice MRQG Historian

    Next Meeting March 27: Jamie Davis of Loopy Tulip Designs