July 20th Modern Quilting Group Notes

The CQG Modern Quilting mini-group met on Saturday morning and, in addition to enjoying the wonderful air conditioning at the Sturbridge Library, we were all treated to another great show and tell.

The challenge had been monochromatic.  And the challenge was met by several – Joy Reece, Gaye Kenyon, Susan Burns, Becky Bachand, and Sue Therriault.  Susan Burns also was able to make lemonade out of lemons by taking a quilt that she wasn’t thrilled with and over-dyeing it.  She presented a mini-quilt that everyone was impressed with.  So, when in doubt, think out of the box!

We were also treated to Karen Nordstrom’s pet portrait from a class by Esterita Austen – now completed (yea!) and we were able to give some feedback to Susan Detwiler on how to make her traditional blocks more modern-looking.  Susan Burns talked with us about how to make a facing rather than a binding on a quilt.  All in all, a good day.

Mark your calendars for our next meeting – It will be on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 am to noon at the community room at the Charlton Library.  Note, we will be back at the Charlton Library, the time is earlier in the day, and that it will be Columbus Day weekend.  I will send out a reminder about a week before.  The challenge will be fall colors and negative space – pretty open-ended – but you can make it as challenging as you wish within these parameters.

All are Welcome!

Sue Therriault