1.22.2012

February Meeting

The February Austin Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM
508 E 53rd, #102, Austin, TX 78751

February's Show & Tell Theme is "Quilts that Inspired." Bring up to two quilts to share - old quilts, childhood quilts with sentimental value, a vintage thrift store quilt with a killer design, etc. - that have inspired you in your own work.

After Show & Tell, we have a presentation:

Modern Quilting - Philosophy or Aesthetic?
Guest Presenter: Heather Grant

Have you ever stumbled for a response when asked what modern quilting is? Or wondered what it takes to make an old-fashioned block into a modern quilting marvel? Our February guild meeting will feature Heather Grant, who will help us find the answers to those questions and many more. Her presentation will cover the philosophy of modern quilting and how it impacts modern quilt design. Heather will also provide a brief history on modern quilting and its early influencers, with an eye toward the tension that exists between the philosophy and aesthetics of modern quilting. She will clue us in on common design features of modern quilting and some key quilters in the movement.

We will end the program with a 30-minute exercise on negative space and modern grid work. Please bring your Relay for Life quilt blocks to use for this exercise. If you are not participating in the Relay challenge, please bring a block from another project to use.

About Heather Grant:

Heather Grant has been sewing since the age of 10. A modern quilter at heart, Heather became frustrated early on with traditional quilting designs. She stopped quilting until 2005, when she was inspired by the modern quilting movement and made her first modern quilt. Since then, Heather has played an important role in the modern quilting scene as founder of a quilting bee that eventually grew into the Austin Modern Quilt Guild when it joined the national Modern Quilt Guild. Heather also is author of the popular blog, Modern Day Quilts, which was named one of the Top 55 Quilting Blogs by Quilter's Home magazine and has been featured in Fat Quarterly and Elle Decor.


Parking details:

Please enter Form & Fabric from the back door - you'll see their logo and name on it. There's a parking lot by the back door, off of Evans Ave. The spaces are marked "reserved" but we can park there AS LONG AS we leave 3 spaces open for residents who live on the second floor. Please don't assume that they are "already home for the night," no matter how tempting that empty space looks! :) There's also ample street parking if you can't score a spot in the lot.

Don't forget to visit our Facebook event to RSVP for the meeting.

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