July Meeting and Sampler Quilts

MODA Modern Building Blocks

MODA Modern Building Blocks

NELA MQGJULY MEETING
Saturday, July 11th,
10:00 – 12:00
Quilt n Stitch
6049 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA 71291

Join us for our meeting this Saturday as we discuss ideas for sampler quilts and how they work in the ‘Modern Quilt” world.  Sampler quilts are such a traditional quilt and yet still have so much personality depending on block sizes, fabrics, colors, etc.  Then add a more Modern touch and change up the scale and you can recreate the whole thing!

The quilt shown above is Moda’s Modern Building Blocks sampler released last year (I think) and it does a great job of incorporating many of the characteristics of the Modern Quilt Movement.  If you are interested in seeing a more comprehensive write up of what Modern Quilting is, go to the MQG site here.  To quote them, some characteristics include ” the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs.”    In the sampler above, you can see the alternate grid work, high contrast and use of color, and definitely an update to a quilt classic.

A well loved traditional sampler is the Dear Jane which has been recreated in so many different ways!  Many quilts are in the traditional fabrics and colors, there are also two color, high contrast versions, and in recent years I’ve seen this quilt in bright, happy colors.  If you haven’t seen all the different versions, a quick search on Pinterest would let you see what I’m talking about.

I thought it might be fun to share with each other our favorite samplers and ideas we may have for our very own sampler.  Which blocks, placement, color schemes, fabrics would you use to create the perfect sampler?  Join us Saturday and share ideas with us.  We’d love to see you there.

Happy quilting, Ramona

NOTE:  There was previous discussion of having a sit and sew at this meeting.  We will not be holding that sit and sew.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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