Every year our Guild likes to pick a theme to base our education series, swaps and activities on. For the 2016/2017 season we chose “Make it Modern.” From an Education perspective we chose to break this theme down into 4 categories and align them with challenges for our members to experiment and explore. These challenges […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A new year is just around the corner. The beginning of a calendar year is always the time we quilters start thinking of fresh starts, new projects, and seeking out challenges. I know that’s true for me. Though I dropped off the making of a personal new year’s resolutions a long time ago, I still […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I love seeing quilts and the art of quilt making portrayed in a modern way in the media. All too often the art of making a quilt and its finished piece is thrown into the catch-all phrase of ‘craft’. There’s nothing wrong with the word craft except that when used with quilts, and all too […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We have exciting news and I have all the details here. Anna Maria Horner is coming to Perth! Our wonderful local quilt shop, Calico and Ivy, has made possible the visit of Anna Maria Horner in December of this year and everyone in the Perth quilting community is excited. Calico and Ivy are working closely together with the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Where does your creative inspiration come from? Is it in line? Colour? From nature? All of the above? If you’re like most creative types inspiration comes from everywhere and from everything. What a quilter can conceive they can achieve. When thinking of the quilting greats in the arena of contemporary quilt design so many names […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Who doesn’t love colour? I think even the most devoted of we quilters who tend to keep our creations focused to the less vibrant of the colour wheel can appreciate the pop and excitement of a multi-coloured quilt. These quilts become a feast for the eyes. There is an energy connected to textiles of multi-colours […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The first meeting of the financial year went well with show and tell of some amazing projects. It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful creativity I see each month. Hoping some of this will rub off on me…. Kate mentioned the upcoming Dresden Plate Mini Quilt Challenge which will have prizes. Check your emails […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As predicted, it was a more subdued meeting today. Quite a few new faces, quite a bit of chat about this year’s Craft and Quilt show and a lot of productive sewing. Show and tell produced some beautiful quilts and WIPs as always… And Jessica brought along her 9 month WIP (now finished for 2 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This topic is so exciting I thought it was worth its own blog post! A few months ago Perth Modern Quilt Guild purchased an AccuQuilt GO! Cutter and a bunch of dies for members to use at our monthly meetings. What can an AccuQuilt do, you ask? Well if you missed Jodie’s demo at the January meeting, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our “Easter” meeting was truly egg-cellent! The hall was packed with over 30 members in attendance… …and the afternoon tea station was groaning under the weight of Easter goodies. Meanwhile, Karen could be found assembling the new cabinet, purchased to store our growing amount of crap resources. Once everyone had found a spot and settled […]Continue Reading... No Comments.