With the closure of all Norfolk County buildings, our Slow Stitching on Monday night is cancelled. It is impossible to say how things will be for our April and May meetings. Please stay home and sew!
Terry Sonnenberg’s trunk show on Colour and Texture was very, very interesting. Through a combination of her quilts, sometimes with a side by side quilt comparison, and her photos from the Birmingham Quilt Festival 2019, I’m sure every single person had something to think about trying. Several quilts illustrated the need for variety and interest in the blocks and the backgrounds! And Terry said “the quilt tells you what it needs!”
Terry introduced many of us to the Pantone’s standardized colour matching system. They are the colour experts of the whole world, representing colours in textiles and clothing, advertising and design. Here is a link to their Colour of the Year, a lovely Classic Blue! Anyone interested in a Challenge using Classic Blue?
Kaffe Fassett has been known for his bold use of colours for over 40 years, first in knitting and needlepoint and then quilting fabric. Have some fun looking at his webpage here!
Here is a great article on digital printing and how it is transforming the quilting. Learn about Jason Yenter’s In The Beginning here.
Terry attended the Birmingham Quilt Festival in England last summer. Here is a link to their winning quilts. https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/winning-quilts-2019/
Terry was able to visit the Forge Mill Needle Museum in Reddich. https://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/
Here is a general video on how needles and pins are forged. https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/how-to-quilt/youll-never-guess-how-they-make-sewing-needles-and-pins