March 17, 2018
All Wiltwyck Quilters' Guild meetings are held at the Grace Community Church. Coffee, tea and snacks begin at 9:30am. The meeting begins at 10:00am.
Jessica Skultey will give a lecture on Modernizing the Traditional Block.
The fee for guests will be $5.
Jessica Skultety ("Skull-Teddy"), a quilter based in northwestern New Jersey. I've been making quilts for 7 years, and I'm a sewing and quilting teacher, lecturer, pattern designer, and writer of a bi-monthly modern quilting newsletter, The Wonky Press. Currently, I'm writing a book with Stash Books (C&T Publishing). I'm also the former President (2 years), VP (1 year), and Webmaster (3 years) of the nonprofit Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild. My main techniques are improvisational piecing with a plan (both angles and curves), free motion quilting on my domestic machine (Janome MC 6300, also known as Elsa), modernizing traditional quilt blocks, and mixing prints from different fabric lines with solids.
NEW! Modernizing the Traditional Quilt Block Gather
Gather ideas for modernizing your favorite blocks! Jess will show several samples and explain step-by-step how to transform your ideas into unique creations. We'll explore modern quilting elements such as negative space, scale, and contrast, plus tips for creating your own sampler quilt. You'll leave with so many ideas that you'll be raring to sew! 1 hour including Q&A.