Milan Quilt Builders Guild

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

September 9th 2017

Sew 'n Tell of the meeting.  

After the meeting we took a trip to the Sewing Connection to learn how to dye Fabric.  What a fun class!

Judy J - Quilt

Judy J - Quilt

Judy J - Beach Quilt

Close up of a block from the beach quilt

Ruthanne M - Plane Quilt

Guest Destinie - Skirt

Guest Destinie - 4-H project 

April W - Flying Horse Farm Rail Fence Quilt

April W - back of the quilt

Sue T - Checkered Quilt

The Sewing Connection Fabric dying class - It will be fun to see how they all turned out.  Some used 1 color, some used 2 colors while others used 3 colors.

So may colors to choose from

The book of colors that can be ordered 

Marge demonstrated what is called Gradation Dying - these are so cool - she used 2 colors and they all turned out so different.

The Tye Dying Class with Marge

Can't wait to see how everyone's dyed fabrice turned out!  What a fun and interesting class!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

August 12th, 2017

Our August Sew' n Tell of the meeting.  We also had a gust speaker Helen Gatzke come and talk about hand work, applique, and embellishments.

Judy J - Baby Quilt - Paw Patrol

Rhonda J - Flag Table Runner

Linda B - Triangles Quilt

Linda B - Hawaiian Square Quilt

Pat M - Dresses

Pat M - Jaws Shirt

Pat M - Jaws Shirt

Pat M - Star Wars Shirt

Helen Gatzke showing us her applique and embillishments.  Very Neat!

Great Job Everyone and Thank you to Helen Gatzke for showing us your amazing embillishment work!  Can't wait to see what next month brings.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 1, 2017

 Sew 'n Tell of the July meeting

We also had a program on Color by Joanne H. and took a tour of Fran's gardens full of colorful flowers.  

Sue T - Watermelon Log Cabin Design Purse

Joanne H - Primitive Color Tree Skirt

Joanne - Red & Green Tree Skirt

Mary T - Tree Patterned Quilt

Joanne gave a short program on "Color"
Some hints…Pick fabric the way you pick out your clothes for the day.
Shades of 1 color gives depth and movement. Use shade/tints & tones if using the same color. 
Some great key words and the descriptions.
 Value is Light vs. Dark 
Intensity is Bright vs. Dull 
 Shade is Black
Tone is more Gray
Tint is White
Hue is the Name of the Color
Go beyond your “safe” zone in picking out new colors you would not think of using.
Use a color wheel to help you see what combinations can be beneficial in your quilt.
Joanne had many examples to help us see what we can do above and beyond what we’ve done in the past.

A couple pictures of the quilts 

Lastly we took a tour of Fran’s awesome gardens. The colors were fantastic. It has only taken her 30 years!!! to achieve this wonderful place. Thank you so much Fran for letting us walk around in your garden paradise.  Enjoy these wonderful colorful flowers!
Everything had a label as well

What an excited day!