Mod Squad – July 24 2021 Meeting – Dresden Plate Challenge

Hi, All,

The Mod Squad met last Saturday at the bandstand on the Sturbridge Common.  It was a beautiful day only surpassed by the beauty of everyone’s quilts!  The challenge had been making something modern with the Dresden plate / wedge shape and the results were unique and interesting and very cool……  

Susan Detwiler, our web/facebook master, has already posted several wedgies on our facebook page:  Check them out and be inspired.  Thanks, Susan!   

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And, speaking of being inspired, I mentioned a website that has tons of free patterns and lots of inspiration.  If you get stuck, check out 

Quilt Inspiration Nancy James says, “Kim McLean’s designs always make me smile and I began this quilt top at a time when I needed a pop of positivity.I love the exuberant sprigs offset by the variety of stars.” The Stars and Sprigs pattern was inspired by an antique quilt made in the 1800s, made modern by Nancy’s use of bright contemporary fabrics. This quilt won First Place in the Scrap-Duet category at the …

After our show and tell of challenge quilts, we were treated to an array of completed quilts and works in progress.  All in all, a great way to spend a beautiful morning despite the craziness of the traffic.

And, now it’s on to our next challenge.  After much deliberation, we decided on another color challenge.  The Pantone Institute, which standardizes and sets trends for color and lifestyle, announced its color of the year for 2021 as Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.  Click on this link and read all about it and about Pantone:

Pantone Color of the Year 2021 / Introduction | Pantone About Pantone Color Institute™ Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity.

As for guidelines, we decided that there will be no size restrictions/guidelines, that the quilted item must read primarily gray and yellow, but that one additional color may be added.  This challenge is due at our October meeting, tentatively scheduled for October 23rd.  Once I have confirmed the date/time/location, I will forward that information and include it in the guild’s newsletter/website.

Our good friend, Becky Bachand informs me that Connecting Threads is featuring a new collection entitled Lemonade by Dan DiPaolo that is Gray and Yellow!  I guess that we are on trend for 2021……

Have a great rest of the summer.  Stay cool and safe.


Sue T