We started the meeting with a trunk show of beautiful work from Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA ). There were 51 pieces of work(7"x10")which we passed around the group. Heather gave a brief introduction to SAQA and shared some info about Canadian SAQA members. We talked about the books and magazines included in the trunk show. There was much oohing and aahing as people looked closely at these art works. Interestingly, the majority of the group enjoyed the representational pieces the most. So many techniques and materials were used for these beauties, I bet we see some inspiration in our future projects. If you are interested in learning more about SAQA please visit their website http://www.saqa.com/.
We discussed our ongoing charity projects, with some people bringing in their placemats for Meals on Wheels (which are due in June).
Queen Bee Dawn received her blocks from beemates during this meeting. Her wonky Churn Dash blocks in complimentary was a great exercise in color theory. Aren't they awesome. Anyone still needing to get their blocks to Dawn can bring them to the may sew-in or meeting.
April's Queen Bee Heather brought in these examples of her requested blocks for beemates to make using black on white, white on black for the centre fabric and One of the following colors( Fuchsia, Teal,or Golden Yellow).
The link for instructions can be found here: http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/2015/01/bee-hive-tic-tac-toe/ . This is a great website with lots of modern blocks for anyone still needing a block for their turn as Queen Bee.
Liz presented for Book, Blog, Fabric the following:
Layer cakes: The Wordsmith by Janet Clare for Moda and Modern Background-Ink by Zen Chic for Moda
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|The Front- this quilt is called Island Chain from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett|
I'm calling mine Grammy's Froot Loops.
|Here is a snapshot of the quilting|
The May meeting will take place at West Royalty Sobeys on May 26th from 7-9 pm.
39 Babineau Avenue,Charlottetown C1A 0C9
Hope to see you there!!!