|3||Board Meeting||6:30 - 8:30PM||Walpole Public Library
|5||Deadline for Newsletter Submissions||
|17||Guild Meeting||7:30 - 9PM||
|18||Workshop||9:30AM - 12:30PM||
All About Quilts
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.
In 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
**** Half-Day **** Workshop: High Contrast Hand Quilting
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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