The Executive Council and Program Chair announce plans for the 2017 Design Guidance Programs with Hands-On Demonstrations.
This year we will explore the elements and principals of design, through the methods of quilting. Each month a different principal will be explored, and a method of quilting will be presented. Members are encouraged to make their own blocks based on the “lesson”. At the end of the year, everyone will present finished blocks, or a sampler quilt showing the different elements and principals of design.
Everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle; a winner will be chosen randomly, to have a free membership for the coming year.
There will be a Sew Day every other month. This will be an opportunity for members to work on their blocks for their sampler.
For our February 7, 2017 meeting we will study CONTRAST and VALUE as a design element in your quilts.
Contrast is the juxtaposition of opposing elements such as opposites on the color wheel. Contrast usually creates a focus point.
Value means the lightness and darkness of a color.
–Scraps of fabric, a few 5″ in size and in a variety of colors and patterns
–Good, sharp needle
–Two colors of contrasting thread
HANDS-ON ACTIVITY AND DEMONSTRATION:
While Ana, our Program Chair, is demonstrating, everyone will use their scraps to find examples of contrast and value.
Everyone will find one larger piece, cut a shape out of a contrasting smaller piece of fabric, and then baste, and learn how to needle turn appliqué.
The goal will be to learn the skill, then take home the skill and design element and make a block for the larger sampler.
OTHER DESIGN ELEMENTS:
Throughout 2017, we will study the elements of design:
April: Color/Hue (presented by Susan Emory)
June: Size and Scale
September: (Guest Speaker)
December: Show and Tell of blocks and samplers