It may have been a grey, dreary cold day in Duluth but members of the Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild grabbed their brightest quilts, bundled up, and gathered for a walkabout around Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge!
Check out the Duluth News Tribune article on the colorful walkabout:
Duluth quilters strut stuff in Canal Park
Some images from August's meeting....
Members were given a color and shape and their challenge was to incorporate them into a mini-quilt. Members shared about their process and many told of new techniques and skills they used in creating their mini.
Can you believe that August is here already? August, that month where summer is still with us but Fall makes it's presence known from day to day. The month of purple wildflowers, gold and brown cone flowers, ripe tomatoes and just a hint of leaf color on the weaker trees.
We are going to celebrate the month with our annual picnic meeting! Before going into the details of the meeting, remember that our meeting location will be at Harrison Community Center at 3002 W 3rd Street. Take the 27th Avenue West exit from I 35, go north (up the hill) until 3rd Street, turn left. Go three blocks (past Creations Quilt Shop), you will see the center on your left. The parking lot is on the West side of the baseball fields. You may also park on the street.
We will open our meeting with our Shape/Color show and tell. If you still have your paint chip and shape that you drew please bring them. Weather permitting this portion of the meeting will be outside so we can see everyone's creation. We'll be hanging the quilts up so that everyone can see them during the opening social time. We will also do a mini show and tell where each quilter can briefly tell what shape and color they had, what inspired their creation and any joys/challenges the challenge presented. Everyone who brought a completed challenge mini will be rewarded with a prize. For those who want to swap, please see Rosemary Tyson as you arrive. I can't wait to see all the wonderful mini quilts!
We will then move inside for Root Beer floats and to play 2 to 3 rounds of Left-Right-Center and enjoy our picnic. There is no 'official' snack sign up for August. We encourage members to bring something to share so we can have a 'snacky' picnic bounty.
For our rounds of Left-Right-Center, the 'ante' to play is one Fat Quarter of quilt shop quality fabric. So if we have enough time to play three rounds then you will need to bring three fat quarters so you have an 'ante' for each round. I wonder who will go home with an arm load of fat quarters?!?
We will have a short update of guild news. Remember, registration for Jaime Swanson's Luminary class opens during the August meeting. Cost to members is $25 and that includes the pattern.
Of course we will have our regular show and tell. I know you all have been sewing! Bring your creation to show and inspire us all.
See you on Thursday, August 10th, 6:00-8:00, at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W 3rd Street.
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
McTavish Quilt Studio & Fabric (1831 E 8th St in Duluth).