Monday, October 19, 2015

Baltimore MQG: October Meeting

Our October meeting was held at the Owings Mills Library, with a special guest in attendance, Susan Emory, owner of Swirly Girls Design. Susan shared with us many of her beautiful quilts, design techniques, and some great tools for accurate cutting and piecing. Susan demonstrated The Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler (by Karla Alexander and Swirly Girls Design) and her process for cutting and sewing a block with an inset circle. Guild members enjoyed her varied quilt patterns and bright color palette. Thank you Susan for spending a few hours with us!

We collected quilts for the  Southeast Early Head Start program created by members playing with scale and making a large scale block design.  They were very fun to make, and each child participating in the program receives a quilt and a book. Thank you to our guild members who are very generous with their time.

To close out the meeting, we had many great projects to share with each other.  Everyone has been busy, there were a lot of finishes.

Come see our exhibit - Quilts: A Modern Perspective

Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild presents

Quilts: A Modern Perspective

November 6 - 21, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 PM
Reception: Saturday, November 21
3 - 5 PM

Towson Arts Collective
Ellene "Brit" Christiansen Arts Center
40 W Chesapeake Ave., Towson, Maryland 21204

Modern quilts are primarily functional pieces and are inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but there are several characteristics that may help identify a modern quilt. These include the use of bold colors and prints, graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work.

Come and see the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild's interpretation of modern.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Baltimore MQG September Meeting Highlights

Our September meeting included two demos by members Linda Schiffer and Elizabeth Timmons. Linda demo'd her techniques for sewing fabric wrapped bowls and Elizabeth shared her process for creating Infinity scarfs. 

Our members shared bags created to support the House of Ruth December fundraiser, their completed quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild's Riley Blake Designs Fabric Challenge, and baby quilts for the Early Head Start program.  Members also shared finishes from group bee and personal projects.