MEETING REMINDER: We’ll see you on Zoom, this Saturday, August 1st. Our Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild Meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Zoom codes have already been sent out. Please check your email boxes for the letter.
Be sure to submit any quilts you’ve been working on for our Show and Share for this coming Saturday’s Guild Meeting Please watch your emails for the Zoom code, and join in with us. Deadline for your Show and Share submission is this Wednesday, July 29th to the Guild’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some years ago an incredible display of red and white quilts was held in the Armory Building in New York. The occasion? A birthday gift, from a husband to a wife. She had collected over 800 red and white quilts, and her birthday wish was to see them all at one time. Above is a view of all the quilts, gathered from many years of collecting.
Lest you think they were all only traditional quilts, this one (above) was included–a modern-looking quilt, using stripes and squares to good effect.
Another one tha looks difficult, until you realize the difference a small block makes at the corner of a square (red block on white square, and visa-versa).
Quilt Maker: Elizabeth Eastmond
Quilt Title: Red, White and Blue
Quilt Statement: Some years ago, I participated in a group where we each designed a block, with no size restriction. I challenged myself to put the blocks together in a non-traditional way, making use of smaller sawtooth stars, strips of triangles, and odd-shaped rectangles, and using a red/white toile.
Quilt Maker: Helen Matter
Quilt Title: Freedom!
Quilt Size: 14 1/2″ X 35″
Quilt Details: Gudrun Erla (GEQuiltDesigns) Lil’ Kim table runner. I also have had this charm pack for a long time, and I wanted to make something fun for the 4th of July. Gudrun’s design was easy, and it was fun to put together!
Quilt (Top) Maker: Candy Scott
Quilt Details: Candy writes that this is quilt for a friend’s newest grandson, and the backing will be LA Dodgers fabric if she has enough left over from face masks.
For your information, the Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild Board’s Zoom Meeting minutes, from our meeting on Monday, July 20, have been published. You can find them clicking on the Tab at the top of this blog. Many thanks to our new secretary, Lynn Hanna!
Thank you all for your submissions to our Red, White and Blue Festival!