Tucson Modern Quilt Guild

Tucson Modern Quilt Guild

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August 2016 Meeting

We were treated to a special presentation by Christy Olsen titled, “Learning the Language of Color”. You can find Christy at:www.ChristyOlsen.com. She teaches Color Fundamentals at Art Verve Academy. We learned about hue, intensity, value, complimentary colors, triads and more. If you would like to learn more, you can read more here. We had fun creating our own color wheels with fabric.


Michelle made a color wheel mini quilt after taking Christy’s Color Fundamentals class. She gave it to Christy as a gift.


The majority of our show and tell this month was charity blocks and quilts.

Our theme for our 12 inch charity blocks for August was orange. The variety is so fun to see every month!

August blocksextra block
Top row, L-R: Michelle, Elaine, Elaine, Elaine, Kathleen
2nd row: Shannon, Kathleen, Kathleen, Kathleen, Kathleen
3rd row: Kathleen, Kathleen, Kathleen, Joy, Joy
4th row: Kristi, Chris, Mae, Tama, Tama
Last row: Tama, Susan W, Susan A, Susan W, Beth

Tama kept 2 of her 3 blocks – she liked them to much to give them away!

Our row charity quilt tops are now all completed. Elaine added borders to this one.


We completed a quilts inspired by the Pulse Club tragedy. Some with go to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, some will be given away locally.

This backing is fabric from IKEA. I love it!

Shannon is following a pattern from Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein. The pattern is so intricate, and it will take a long to to finish.

Mae talked about local quilting legend, Goldie Tracy Richmond. She got to see some of the quilts in person. The book by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis tells of Goldie’s life and shares pictures of her detailed applique quilts.

Susan A shared this beautiful quilt. It’s been a few years, but it is finally quilted and finished.

You know the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? Well, if you make a mermaid pillow, you’re going to have to make a couple doll blankets, a mini seahorse pillow, another mini pillow, a mermaid, and a little dress for the mermaid. So cute Susan A!

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