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Mod Squad Meeting – October 2021

From our Pres – Sue T:

What a wonderful meeting we had on Saturday filled with lots of yellow and gray challenge quilts and great discussion.  The creative juices were flowing / overflowing as we talked about transparency quilts, modern quilts vs. traditional quilts vs. art quilts.  There were so many ideas, I could barely keep up.  So, what did I do?  I went to my friend Google and found a few websites and youtube videos that I thought I would share with everyone.  Thanks, Joy, for bringing along your table runner and sparking the conversation.

First up – Transparency Quilts.  Check out Karen Combs videos on the basics, followed by one by Thomas Bosket, which focuses more on the colors within colors to create a transparency effect.  All very interesting.

http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/03/color-series-complementary-colors-cool.html – for the Ives Color Wheel.

And check out the Modern Quilt Studio for more transparency quilts.

Our attention then moved toward our next challenge – Improv Log Cabin.  No other guidelines required.  The deadline will be 
our January meeting – set for Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm at the Community Room at the Charlton Library.  For
those of us new to modern quilting and/or improv, I found this article that gives the basics of improv and how to get started.

https://www.cottonandbourbon.com/ – for Modern quilted textile art.

I want to thank everyone for making the Mod Squad such great fun.  We started this group three years ago (Oct 13, 2018 was our first meeting.), weathered the pandemic, and learned a lot about modern quilting along the way.  The gallery of yellow and gray quilts were inspiring and I was thinking that it would be great to share them with the rest of the guild at our January Big Show and Tell.  Think about it!

Have a great day!


Sue T

REMEMBER – Next MOD Squad meeting is January 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm in the Community Room of the Charlton Public Library!!