JUNE MEETING NOTES:
If you missed our June 10th Zoom meeting, here’s a link to a video recording, posted to Vimeo. Please be aware, you will need a password to view this video. The password has been emailed directly to all paid Seattle MQG members, concurrently with this blog post on 06.10.2020.
Here is a link to a PDF of our June 10th meeting slideshow. Full meeting notes will be posted by our secretary soon.
- June Meeting Slideshow in Color (6.4 MB PDF)
Inspiring Textile Artists of Color
Chawne Kimber @cauchycomplete Quirky, artsy, crafty, mathy chick
Carole Lyles Shaw https://carolelylesshaw.com/ @carole_lylesshaw Modern quilter, online classes, teacher, designer, author, co-founder Sarasota MQG, Aurifil DOM 2020. She has just announced a Midcentury Modern Online Class.
Rashida Coleman-Hale https://www.rashidacolemanhale.com/ @rashida_coleman_hale Artist, visual designer at Google(-ish) by day, fabric designer at @rubystarsociety by night, author of Zakka Style and I Love Patchwork.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org @soulsgrowndeepfoundation Souls Grown Deep Foundation is dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the contributions of artists from the African American South.
Black Threads http://blackthreads.com/links/ A wonderful resource compiled by author, artist and historian Kyra E. Hicks, this is a list of black quilting guilds, African American quilters, and quilting museums. Ms. Hicks also does speaking engagements.
KenJi Saefkow @kenjisaefkow Lover of vintage and kitsch, multiple interestests, one of which is quilting.
Bisa Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P3_61nh3xo&feature=youtu.be @bisabutler Amazing textile artist, making colorful portrait quilts using fabric in a painterly way.
Sandra Johnson Designs http://sandrajohnsondesigns.com @sandrajohnsondesigns Maker, instructor, inspirational speaker, works with repurposed denim, indigo, sashiko, other forms of hand stitching, and wearable art.
Social Justice Sewing Academy http://www.sjsacademy.com The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change.
Online Workshops of Interest
Mancuso Quiltfest quiltfest.com Mancuso, which runs a number of quilt shows around the country, is going virtual, with a late June offering that has quite a number of classes being offered. Among the more ‘modern’ teachers are Sara Bond and Mel Beach.
Pappersaxsten https://pappersaxsten.com Jenny Haynes is offering 1 on 1 Zoom classes using her Drunkards Path techniques. She has had some amazing quilts at Quiltcon.
Irene Roderick https://www.ireneroderick.com/workshops Many of you will recognize Irene’s work (her IG is @hixonir) from the last two Quiltcons. She has begun Zoom classes — you can either join one of hers or get a group of friends and schedule one.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe https://vfwquilts.com/pages/online-classes These are pre-taped video classes. She has three offerings.
Blair Stocker https://wisecrafthandmade.com/online-workshops/ Our own Blair is going to be offering a workshop starting August 1 on modern scrap quilting with color value. It will be a video with unlimited access once you sign up.
Christina Cameli https://www.christinacameli.com/events She has two Zoom classes coming up, one on free motion quilting, one on scrappy log cabins. The latter is already sold out, but you could get on a mailing list for future offerings — in addition, her website has posts of previously taped workshops/tutorials.
Joe Cunningham http://www.joecunninghamquilts.com/online-classes San Francisco quilt artist, now offering online workshops.
Cool Blogs to Follow
https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com Our own Debbie Jeske’s blog, chock full of ideas and inspiration
http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com Barbara Brackman’s Material Culture. Barbara is a quilt historian whose posts typically have a design theme, with discussion and pictures of antique quilts.
http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com Bill Volckening is also a quilt historian with an extensive collection of antique quilts
https://www.cindygrisdela.com/blog/ Cindy Grisdela was our guest speaker 06.10.2020, and is a wonderful improv quilter, author and teacher.
https://factotum-of-arts.com Michelle Wilke is a self taught quilter who is the driving force behind the Quilt Design a Day pictures and prompts on Facebook.
https://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com Jayne of Twiggy and Opal is a Tennessee quilter who has had numerous quilts at Quiltcon. She has a happy, colorful palette.
https://patcherymenagerie.blogspot.com Lynne Tyler’s blog is chock full of tutorials, pictures, musings on quilting.
https://quiltville.blogspot.com Bonnie Hunter is the queen of scraps. Anyone looking for a way to use up lots and lots of scraps can find something on her extensive blog and main website (accessible through the blog).
https://www.stringandstory.com/insta HollyAnne Knight is a quilter, teacher, and passionate entrepreneur with a focus on free motion quilting.
https://karenlewistextiles.blogspot.com Karen Lewis Textiles is a screen printer, fabric designer, quilt maker, and author and has taught at QuiltCon.
https://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/ Aneela Hoey is a modern fabric designer and pattern writer — she designs bags, pouches, stitching organizers.
https://www.hollisart.com/ Hollis Chatelain is a textile artist and social activist. Hollis does the most amazing portraits with painting and thread painting.
https://bryanhousequilts.com/ Rebecca Bryan is the author of Modern Triangle Quilts. She has great tutorials/posts on designing improv modern triangles, freezer paper foundation piecing, and developing creative habits.
Here is an excellent online exhibit of modern quilts:
NEXT GENERAL MEETING: July 8, 2020
The July meeting will be via Zoom again, with our special guest Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession: see you then!
As always, if you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .