Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 ** Round Robin Presentation & Challenge Projects

This month we had various quilting groups share about their experiences doing "Round Robin" projects with their friends.    Round Robins are collaborative, but usually secret projects, made with each member of a group doing a portion of each other's quilts .  The owner sets the tone of the project in their selection of fabric and the style in which they begin their first block or row.  Many interesting, inspiring and creative projects were shown, as well as information about how round robins are organized.



Each year at our quilt guild, we have a guild challenge that member may participate in.  This year the challenge was called "Everything's Coming Up Color".  The challenge was to "warm up" the season with some color.  To participate you brought in a fat quarter to the February meeting.  Those fat quarters were placed in a bag where they were paired randomly with a crayon.  All the participants took home a bag  and the challenge was to create a wall hanging or quilted object that used most of the fabric and the color of the crayon needed to be dominate in the project as well.

Take a look below at some of the finished challenge entries.

Here are the winners of the challenge project in two different categories (by votes of the members).

The Primary Group
Anyone who hadn't won before and wants to "mix it up".

Jan Lentine             Janice Stitt        Anita Stevens
3rd place               2nd place             1st place

The Color Wheel

Someone who has been a winner before but can now use "more shades" in this challenge. 

Ruth Royer                MaryLou Hallenbeck    Janet Rochefort  
3rd place                 2nd place                 1st place        


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March 2014 ** Trunk Show with Quilter John Putnam

Rescheduled from January 2014, Lansing's John Putnam presented a trunk show of his wonderfully done quilts.  His presentation had us laughing as well as being amazed at his creativity and craftsmanship.