CCQ started a modern quilt group in July 2018. We have a roster of almost 50 quilters. We are meeting monthly and have a topic/program each month.
This exhibit includes our Block of the Month Challenge, which began in January of 2021. Members selected a theme color for each month.
“Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.” Definition provided by Modern Quilt Guild with 14,000 members in 39 countries.
This is an open group and all are welcome.
The sunflower, Ukraine's national flower, is a symbol of resistance against the country's invasion by Russian forces.
Many of us have wanted to assist the
Ukrainians during this traumatic time. We will have that opportunity at the 2022 CCQ Quiltfest Northwest.
To support this humanitarian project, you may make a “Sunflowers for Ukraine” quilt to be sold at the quilt show, or you can purchase one at the quilt show. All proceeds will go to the World Central Kitchen to feed the Ukraine refugees. There will be no fee to enter the quilt or to sell it at the quilt show. It will not be judged. To enter it in the show, use the guest application form, mark “Other,” and write in “Sunflowers for Ukraine.” One does not have to be a member of the guild to enter a quilt.
You may make the quilt any size, but a wall hanging sunflower is encouraged. Choose your own price for it. For inspiration, search on the Internet for “Sunflowers for Ukraine” quilts. Let’s fill a large area of the show with sunflowers!
If you have any questions, contact Ada Levins.
Piece designed by Ada Levins
Storytelling is a tradition in all cultures, first as oral and pictorial such as cave paintings. This group was formed because the artists wanted to continue that tradition by using quilts to present visual stories.
This year's challenge was "Name That Tune." Members Judith Phelps, CarolAnne Olson, Hedda Wright, and Dianne Kane will share their quilts inspired by this challenge. Each member has created at least one quilt relating to a Beatles' song.
This is a member sponsored category that will recognize any quilter who has never entered a quilt in ANY show before. Quilts in this category must be traditionally pieced or appliquéd; it does not include fusible, raw edge, paper pieced or Art quilts. Only one entry per person. No size requirements.
"Star Spangled" make by Vicki Mikesh
Thread Tales is a group of quilters who read four books each year. They then create quilts inspired by the books. Discussion and activities centered around the books can be videos, food, field trips, in addition to the making of a representational quilt.
The Thread Tales exhibit this year will include quilts inspired by:
The Arrogant Teenager Who Ruined Mrs. McCreedy’s Second Best Handbag by Wilma Scott (inspired by How the Penguins Saved Veronica).