We had such a great response to our Pantone Color of the Year Challenge that we wanted to give it its own blog post! Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery.
First, we wanted to thank Pennington Quilt Works for their generous donation of a bolt of Kona Lime for the guild to use in the challenge. Each member who signed up received a piece of the fabric to use to make an 18x18" modern quilt. There weren't any specific directions except to have fun playing, so the quilts our members came back with showcase styles across a broad spectrum.
Second, we are proud to announce the quilts will be shown in a special exhibition at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA September 14-17, 2017! They're going to look so great hanging together! (Members: you'll get a message soon about the information needed from you for the display.) Big thanks to Janet for making this all happen!
Third.. the pictures! There were a TON of quilts - it looks like we'll have about thirty for the show - so we tried to break them into little groups so you can see better.
Great job everyone!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
A lot went on in our April meeting, so the Pantone Color of the Year Challenge will have its own post in a couple of days!
We started the meeting with a few announcements for members - signups are open for two upcoming sew days as well as the Trill workshop with Melanie Tuazon (see Bigtent for workshop details and to RSVP to the sew days). Signups will open on May 1 for the one hour basket swap with NJMQG.
We talked a little bit about the Quilt Alliance; if you're interested in learning more, click on the link!
Then we discussed the ways we make money with quilting and sewing. There were a variety of answers, including professional longarming, working in the fabric industry, commission sewing, and by selling our art.
Once again, our members knocked it out of the park with what they brought for Show and Tell:
The Guild Bee made improv chevrons from Riley Blake neons for Kristina:
The NewBee made flower blocks for Paulette:
We had eleven participants in our solid fabrics only Mug Rug Swap!
That's all for now - stay tuned for a post about the Pantone Color of the Year Challenge!