Tech Know Quilters Open Enrollment
Tech Know Quilters Showcase
Current Tech Know Quilter members have been sharing their class projects along with their original designs in the membership's private Facebook group. Enjoy this show of some of their recent creations.
Tech Know Quilters Masters Challenge
After 12 months in Tech Know Quilters, members have the options of switching to Masters. In Masters there are fewer lessons each month, but more time (and opportunities to work on your own projects.
In June their challenge was to design a new quilt from a collection of personal unused blocks (or a quilt that you never finished because you no longer "love it".
Here are the posted blocks and quilts (along with their stories) from the challenge.
Kristy Goodin Soard --- My Stay at Home Pandemic quilt that was a sew along with Alex Andersen of The Quilt Show. We started them in the spring of 2020. I used all my "vintage" fabrics from the 80s and 90s thus the blues and pinks. I enjoyed memories from those years as I worked. Hidden meanings can be found throughout the quilt. The back is one huge log cabin block representing where we were spending all of our time during the pandemic. I used EQ8 for the design process as Alex encouraged us to create our own layout or use hers with alterations.
Debbi Treusch --- Debbie used use a Care Bears baby quilt my great great grandmother made for my daughter in 1986. I don't remember how it got stained, but I assure you it isn't blood!!
This quilt and a similar one for son are the reason I started quilting. My kids had a quilt from my great-great grandmother, my great grandmother, my grandmother and my mother. I wanted to also have a quilt from me for each of them to have 5 generations of quilts. The intention was to just make an simple quilt for each of them. But I was quickly hooked on quilting and haven't stopped since.
The quilt on the right was designed using pieces from the quilt on the left. The quilt is very faded and damaged. I chose to use the alphabet blocks in the quilt as a background fabric and then went shopping for some new care bear fabric. All of his kids names were added in a crossword style with bolder colors and finished the quilt with a picture of my 3 favorite grands overlooking their names. Fun to do!!!
Kristy Goodin Soard -- I did use actual vintage blocks from my maternal grandma to make the birth quilt for my namesake several years ago. I had 11 Dresden circles never set into blocks. I used 9 to create the birth quilt, 8 on front and one for the label. I created it in EQ8. For you math people, you are asking yourselves, "What did she do with the other 2 circles?" I made each granddaughter a semi-circle shaped pillow, as a keepsake from their great-great grandma and me.
Dorothee Ilgner started with some small blocks made from Civil War fabric. They were intended for Jennifer Chiaverinis'"Loyal Union Sampler" which was never made. The quilt on the right was her remade quilt. For the applique she altered a block from the library to fit into the triangular space.
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