Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival with Linda Branting
Linda Branting fed two of her passions—travel and quilting—with her trip to the great Tokyo Quilt Festival in January. While we each see a show through our own lens, after combing through hundreds of photos, she feels she has something that will appeal to everyone. Be inspired by makers' artistry, exquisite piecing, and appliqué. Come away with a few new ideas for border and embellishment. Was the trip worth it? You decide.
Mile-a-Minute Mini Quilt Talk by Sally Miller
Join Sally Miller as she details a nearly 20-year long joy ride in using up her scraps as efficiently and quickly as possible. Starting with an innocent article in the Winter 2000 American Quilter Magazine, she embarked on an endless project resulting in many quilts, a tidier studio, and an empty waste basket. Better than that, enjoy crazy, dynamic and unexpected compositions that will free your needle and then free your mind. Sally will share the basic instructions for Mile-a-Minute along with her personal tips and tricks and quilts in her collection. In fact, it is a little like making a pot of soup with ingredients that you already have at home. See you there!
Phyllis Martin, Program
Christine will share her knowledge of color/fabric use and its focus on value (light and dark), temperature (warm and cool), and intensity (bright and dull). These characteristics, more than color itself, determine the impact of a quilt.
It's very important to have a good mix of value—lights, mediums, and darks—in colors from all around the color wheel. Most of us have plenty of mediums and darks. Lights are harder to come by. Don't go too dark or too light; however, very dark fabrics often read as black, and very light fabrics read as white.
Join in on the fun to learn about color and Christine's "10 Essential Tips to Successful Color."
Read more here.
Linda Garofalo, Workshops
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.