Monday, January 18, 2016

Mod Squad and The QuiltCon Charity Challenge

If you haven’t heard, Quilters’ Guild Acadienne includes a group of Modern Quilters known as The Mod Squad.  We meet regularly to explore our shared interest in Modern Quilting.  A few months ago, we decided to participate in The Quilt Con Charity Challenge.  After the complete quilts are displayed at QuiltCon West in Pasadena, guilds are asked to donate the completed quilt to a local charity supported by their guild.

The guidelines for the challenge were to work collaboratively to create completed quilts using a predetermined color palette and improv with intent.  The color palette can be described as white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey and black.  Improv with intent has been defined in various ways.  Modern Quilter Cheryl Arkison, states, “Improv is more than sewing together random bits of fabric. You can take an idea, an image, or an object and translate it into a block or quilt via improvisational piecing.” Alexandra Ledgerwood , another modern quilter defines her approach to improv quilting as “a creative approach to piecing fabrics, working largely without a pattern but with an overall design goal in mind.” 

We decided to take on the challenge and have been working on our quilt for months.  It's almost complete.  Just some binding, a sleeve and label, then we’ll be shipping it off to Pasadena where it will be displayed in QuiltCon West, Feb 18 – 21, 2016.

If you are interested in joining The Mod Squad, contact Torch Archibald or Amy Aderman.

Coming soon – more about Mod Squad’s entry in The QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge

by Amy Aderman

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