Calendar Blocks and Art-Inspired Challenge Quilts

August, 2021 Meeting 

Ken introduced the September calendar block, Four Apples, and demonstrated how to create the stems. Directions will be sent via email.

Show and tell

Calendar blocks:

Brenda's June ladybugs were hand pieced

Brenda's July pinwheels were also hand pieced

Brenda's August watermelon

Jenny's July red white and blue pinwheels

Jenny's August watermelon with a gingham tablecloth and cross-stitched seeds

Anne's July tabletop made of four blocks sewn together

Anne's August watermelon using tula pink and Elizabeth Hartman fabric for the rind

Kim's August watermelon

Show and tell:

Ken will be teaching a class in Arizona. The quilt design is Crown and Anchor by designer Doug Leko. The fabric will be from the Tim Holtz line. The background is created using ten different blacks!

Jenny – Made mostly with fabric from her stash, the quilt is going to a relative in San Diego who wanted something monochromatic with ocean blues. This was quilted by Kelly.

Art-Inspired Challenge

Jenny's chosen artist for the Art Inspired challenge is Yayoi Katsuma, a contemporary Japanese artist.

Anne – Art Inspiration Challenge

The first photo is Anne's block with the inspiration art, Farbige Staffelung by Spohie Taeuber-Arp pictured below.

For Show and Tell Linda Del also showed small baskets that she embroidered on her machine and Pat showed fabric she painted with Speedball ink as well as a wool bee pin cushion.