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6 Sew-a-Thon 9AM - 3PM

American Legion Post 24 -- Canton

17 Guild Meeting 7:30 - 9PM

Guest Speaker: Riane Menardi
Topic: "Zoom In:  Exploring Cropping & Scale in Modern Quilt Design"

18 Workshop 9:30AM - 12:30PM

All About Quilts
Teacher:  Riane Menardi
Project: "High Contrast Hand Quilting"


May 17, 2017           7:30 – 9PM               Norfolk County Agricultural HS


Riane Menardi                                 Website: vesselquilts.com

Topic: ”ZoomIn:  Exploring Cropping & Scale in Modern Quilt Design

Modern quilts typically include bold colors and prints, high contrast, graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, and expansive negative space.

rianeIn this lecture, Riane Menardi discusses how to "zoom in" on part of a traditional quilt block and transform it into a modern quilt of any size. She discusses the differences between traditional and alternate gridwork, and some of the foundational elements of modern quilt design, including negative space, minimalism, modern color palettes and more.

Riane is a writer, designer and modern quilter from Des Moines, Iowa, as well as the communications manager for the Modern Quilt Guild




May 18, 2017           9:30AM – 12:30PM             All About Quilts

Riane Menardi                    

**** Half-Day **** Workshop: High Contrast Hand Quilting     edModquilt

In this three-hour workshop, students will try their hand at planned and improvisational hand quilting using large stitches and thick threads like sashiko or perle cotton. They will learn how to apply high-contrast quilting designs to quilts with large amounts of negative space to create movement, motion and focus in a quilt. The technical aspects of hand quilting will be discussed as well as larger design planning and techniques.


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