It’s that time of year again for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge and the fabric is Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.
Join us Thursday, December 20 at 6pm at The Top Stitch, 3808 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA. We will be giving out the fabric and challenge information for those wishing to participate.
Call 509-328-7397 to reserve your spot.
Been some time since I’ve been on this blog. Have you been following the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge. If not, be sure to go on and see the beautiful quilts.
Some of us are fairly new to quilting and there is so much to learn.
For example, I found a thread I love for long arm quilting. This got me wondering, what thread do you like and why?
Post your response and you will be entered into a drawing for some quilting thread!
Feel free to share what you are working on by posting a picture on Spokane Modern Quilt Guild Facebook.
Keep checking back as we will be posting new articles, tips and techniques, challenges and show and tells on this site.
Have you been keeping up on the Modern Quilt Guild challenge? You might want to consider it, they are giving, (yes giving) away a Janome, Horizon 7700, my favorite machine. The fourth and final challenge instructions are on this site. Modern Quilt Guild
In addition to the Modern Quilt Guild challenge, Spokane Modern Quilt Guild is doing a challenge. FreeSpirit fabric has donated fabrics from Jay McCarroll’s Habitat line. The challenge was to create a placemat using these fabrics and solids, no other prints.
Placemats are displayed at The Top Stitch and the creativity is exciting to see. Check out Spokane Modern Quilt Guild on FaceBook to see the placemats online!
Habitat is made up of 8 prints in 3 distinct color ways – jewel tones, brights, and earth tones. In Jay’s interview with Trueup.net, he states he loves to play with contrasts and contradictions. Urban & pastoral, digital & analog, graphic & organic.
He pulls it all together with his signature color sense. These exciting eight prints didn’t necessarily “go” together but worked harmoniously. Due in part to Jay’s fashion background, there seems to be a formula in the quilting cotton world on what a collection might look like. These prints work with quilting, apparel and home dec. Jay is definitely not one to subscribe to the extra large floral, large floral with geometric undertone, medium floral, medium stripe with floral, medium stripe, small geometric and two slightly solid co-ordinates.
The Top Stitch, Modern Quilt Guild is participating in an International challenge using the Brights color way in Jay’s new line, Habitat. Each participant will be creating a placemat, using 6 fat eights to be distributed upon arrival (we’ll let you know when it arrives). Only add solids to highlight these amazing fabrics. To qualify, you will need to to post your placemat picture on the modern quilt guild flickr sight and The Top Stitch flickr!
I’m excited to see what you will come up with! Happy Quilting!
I’m getting pretty excited to see the Jay McCarroll fabrics and see what everyone will do with their place mat! If you are interested in participating in this upcoming challenge, please let me know before June 8.
In addition to this challenge the new “Block Party” book is out! It arrived in the shop yesterday and we have been pouring through it. A quilt a month for an entire year. I’m inspired. Wait until you see all the modern quilts using modern fabrics from the designers we love. Check it out next time you stop by The Top Stitch.
Check out this website The Quilt Engineer! Latifah is part of the LA Modern Quilt Guild. She captures the modern wave of quilting sweeping across the country in the mini quilts, place mats and wall hangings.
A new challenge is beginning (coordinated by Latifah) with Jay McCarroll’s fabric line, “Habitat” through Free Spirit fabrics. If you would like to participate, let me know before June 8. The challenge for Spokane MQG will be a place mat. As part of the challenge only solids can be added with this line so that “Habitat” fabric is highlighted. Free Spirit will donate the Habitat fabric.
If you wish to participate, The Top Stitch will organize distribution of the fabric packets and challenge instructions, deadlines, ect. and updates will be founds on this blog.
Last meeting was fun with the discussion of pinwheels and finishing products. More on that will be posted later.
For now, like many of you, summer schedule is full of things like graduation, new grandbaby coming, and vacations. Due to all these upcoming pre-scheduled activities and conflict of schedules, we will postpone Spokane Modern Quilt Guild meetings until further notice.
Mary will be returning annual fees collected at April’s meetings.
We will be providing updated and fun information on this blog so stay tuned and enjoy your summer plans!
Check out Project Modern Challenge #3. Enter to win a Horizon 7700!
Check out the new Spokane Modern Quilt Guild facebook page (link on left column). Get quick updates, post your projects and more!