We started our meeting off with an uplifting and positive message in the wake of an inexplicable tragedy.
Sheila has designed a block for us to make so we can put together a quilt to support the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Its a cause that many of us feel strongly about, so we wanted to make this quilt to raise awareness about this issue. The design comes from Lin Manuel Miranda's acceptance speech at the Tony's in the wake of the shooting, when he declared that no matter who you love, Love is Love is Love is Love. Its a beautiful rallying cry and I think the quilt we make from it will be stunning.
here. The date for finished blocks is the September meeting, so that would be September 25th I believe.
Karen brought in this riot of colour and pattern called "Crazy Life, Crazy Quilt". She made it at a workshop with Sue Paquette in Oakville where participants were challenged to bring in fabrics that they haven't been able to use in something else, or don't really like, because somehow, they will work together. It was a sew, slash and turn type of technique that lets all the crazy come out and play together, with a really fun result.
…and the winner is…. Adrienne Van Halem!
Her entry is a whole-cloth quilt made of fabric that she designed and printed on Spoonflower, and then quilted.
An excellent piece indeed!