Click on the picture above to vote for our favorite fabric shop in the Ventura County Star’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild board wishes all our members a spectacular holiday season.
Check out this cool solar system quilt from 1876! The quilter, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, used it as a teaching tool for her astronomy classes. Click HERE for more info.
Emerald! (Pantone 17-5641)
And don’t forget last year’s winner: Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463)
Anybody want to take a stab at what would be the closest solid fabric color to Emerald and Tangerine Tango?
Anybody else thinking of working with hexagon edges on a quilt like I am? Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts posted this tutorial on how to bind hexagon edges. Click on the button above to check it out.
Two quick links:
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is January 24th, 2013 and Worldwide Quilting Day is March 16th, 2013. Click on the button above for more information.
Click on the button above to take the 2012 GenQ Addicted Stitcher Survey. Five survey-takers will each receive a box of fabric, books and small stitchy goodies valued at $50.
Check out this thesis about modern quilting:
This study explores the modern quilting movement from the perspective of members of the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), a new guild that includes both online and in-person elements. Twenty-six members of seven MQG’s across the United States were interviewed. The interviews focused on the factors that draw participants into the MQG as well as how the art/craft debate shapes the experiences of modern quilters. This study concludes that modern quilting is both an attitude and an aesthetic. The attitude of modern quilting encompasses common themes among participants like the lack of rules dictating their quilting practices and an open and inviting atmosphere at meetings. The attitude portion of modern quilting was present to some degree in all participants of this study. The current aesthetic of modern quilting emphasizes clean lines, minimalism, and solid fabrics, among many other characteristics. All the participants of this study did not embody the aesthetic of modern quilting. The results suggest that all participants are drawn to the guild due to the attitude of modern quilting whereas only some participants are inclined to join due to the aesthetic of modern quilting. The aesthetic of modern quilting does not appear to be tied to the art/craft debate in that most participants did not link the differences between art and craft to their own work. The study also illustrates the excitement, motivation, and enjoyment that surrounds MQG membership for the participants of this study.
Head over to Angela Walter’s blog to see how you can help both ALS Association and be entered in a quilt challenge with a grand prize of $1,000 in cash and prizes!