Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Zoom Lecture - Teresa Duryea Wong - Modern Minimalism: Lessons from Art & Architecture- August 20 at 6pm




We're excited to announce Teresa Duryea Wong of Third Floor Quilts will be joining us on August 20 at 6pm.  Teresa began her career as a journalist, and now uses her writing and communication skills to share her quilt knowledge.  From this month's talk, you'll walk away with memorable concepts for how to create stunning minimalism in quilts. The art of Frank Stella, Sol Lewit and Agnes Martin, plus architects Maya Lin and Japan's Tadao Ando, will inspire and inform the discussion on how to transfer their best concepts into both quilt design and the quilted line. Two quilters who exude the discipline and focus required to achieve true minimalism will be featured. One with an Eastern aesthetic, Yoshiko Jinzenji, and one with Western roots, Carson Converse. Teresa will explain how each of these artists and architects employ the act of reduction, with color, scale, shape, and line to achieve sublime minimalism.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Victoria MQG, Calgary MQG and Vancouver MQG. 



Attendance is free for all guild members. Non-members or guests can attend for $8.00
 

Current members you can expect a link from your guild before the event automatically no need to sign up.

 Guests that are interested in joining us please either:

1) send a etransfer of $8.00 to treasurer@mqgvictoria.com ****
2) Pay by our paypal button located in the side bar. ****


****PLEASE include your email and name or we will not be able to send you the link.

 
Find out more about Teresa on her website and Instagram.  
https://teresaduryeawong.com
IG @third_floor_quilts
 

Monday, 3 August 2020

July Block of the Month


CABANA STRIPES
Makes one 12 1/2” unfinished block

You will need:
White solid - one 2 1/2” X by the following lengths (you will get these out of one strip cut from the width of the fabric)
One 2 1/2” square
One 4 1/2” long strip
One 6 1/2” long strip
One 8 1/2” long strip
One 10 1/2” long strip

Solid of your choice except black - 2 1/2” wide strips by the same lengths listed above for the white plus one 12 1/2” long (you won’t get these out of one strip W.O.F.) 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW THE PHOTO BELOW, USE WHATEVER YOU LIKE, BRIGHT COLOURS ARE BEST

Sewing - Sew the two 2 1/2” squares together, then sew the 4 1/2” solid strip to the long edge. Continue sewing in log cabin fashion, following the photo, ending with the 
12 1/2” solid strip.
Square up to 12 1/2” if necessary.

This was inspired by the Modern Log Cabin Quilt pattern by Cory Yoder.