Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Upcoming Meeting!

If you didn't make it to the first meeting of the ECMQG, no worries! Our next meeting is coming up in a few days - this Friday, October 28, 10 am at The Sewing Center Around the Block in Fort Walton Beach, to be exact! So join us, won't you?

At the meeting, we'll have the usual - snacks, giveaways, and show and tell. We'll be talking a little bit about modern fabric, and hopefully go through the store to point out some examples. There will also be details about an upcoming swap, so you definitely want to be there for that!

If you're interested in coming, but just can't make it, leave a comment here or email emeraldcoastmqg@gmail.com to let us know. We can send you details about what was discussed at the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Project Modern: Recap

At the last meeting of the ECMQG, I mentioned Project Modern a couple of times. Project Modern was hosted by The Modern Quilt Guild, and there were 4 different challenges throughout the past year. The winners of the 4th challenge just got announced, so I thought I'd do a little recap of all of the challenges, since they are all great examples of what modern quilting is.

Challenge 1: Inspiration

Judge: Valori Wells

Challenge Description: Make a quilt based on an inspiration of your choice. When submitting your entry you will have to submit a photo of your particular inspiration, along with a photo of your quilt and a few paragraphs explaining your quilt. How does it relate to or display your inspiration?

Here's a list and description of all the winners and their quilts.

And here's a link to the Flickr Group to see all the entries.



Challenge 2: Monochromatic

Judge: Malka Dubrawsky

Challenge Description: Design and make a quilt that is monochromatic. Create interest, life and energy in a quilt by using tints, shades and tones of a single color.

Here's a list and description of all the winners and their quilts.

And here's a link to the Flickr Group to see all the entries.



Challenge 3: Organic

Judge: Pokey Bolton

Challenge Description: Make a quilt that is inspired by one word. This word will be your only guidance.
The word is: ORGANIC
What does it mean to you? What emotion, image or thoughts does it invoke? Let’s see that in your quilt!


Here's a list and description of all the winners and their quilts.

And here's the link to the Flickr Group to see all the entries.



Challenge 4: Find Your Own Voice

Judge: Denyse Schmidt

Challenge Description: Make a quilt that is all you! Like all of the other challenges, use of other designers’ patterns is not allowed but this time, find your own voice. Spins on existing techniques, improvisation, fabric manipulation – any and all of it is allowed and encouraged. Stretch and push yourself to make something that you’ve never made before! Why not skip using a ruler? Why not be open to changing your initial plans and ideas along the way? Innovate! Make this quilt your voice and yours alone!

Here's a list and description of all the winners and their quilts.

And here's the link to the Flickr Group to see all the entries.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Modern Quilt Guild Survey

Sorry it's taken so long to post! If you follow the main Modern Quilt Guild website at all, then you've probably seen the request to take a survey. If you don't follow that website, then here it is! If you have a few minutes, please fill it out!