Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March meeting recap

Since it's almost time for the April meeting, I figured I'd better get a March meeting recap up on the blog! Sorry for the delay. . .

We started off with show-and-tell:

There were also more Madrona Road projects to share. Thanks to everyone who participated in the challenge and transformed their fabric into something beautiful! Hopefully we'll have more challenge opportunities in the future.

Lori gave a brief talk about her impressions of QuiltCon. It sounds like a good time was had by all and there was a pretty impressive turnout. The next QuiltCon will be held in 2015--start saving your money!

Michelle gave a scrappy trip around the world demo. You can find the free tutorial here and there are so many beautiful pictures. If you need some inspiration, just look at some of these on flickr.

The meeting ended with giveaways. Huge thanks to Jill Hanna for providing fabric prizes for the giveaways!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm at A Quilting Place (11019 I Street). Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 8, 2013

National Quilting Day 2013

National Quilting Day 2013 is Saturday, March 16 and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska is offering a free day at the museum from 9am to 4pm. There will be continuous lectures, demonstrations, and gallery tours.

  • 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - "Not Your Grandmother's String Piecing" by Shelly Burge, quilt designer and author
  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - "Indigo Dyeing" by Jay Rich, fiber artist
  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - "The Making of 'Posing with Patchwork'" by Marin Hanson, curator of exhibitions
  • 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - "Contemporary Quilted Textiles" by Molly Anderson, textile artist
Demonstrations (from 10am-3pm):
  • "Document Your Quilts," "You Use THAT for Quilting?" and "Discover Nebraska" on the second floor
  • Demonstrations by Handi Quilter and Bernina Sewing Studio of Lincoln
  • "Let's Learn How to Piece a Quilt" and "Hand Work" demonstrations on the third floor
More information about these events can be found here.