Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Jacksonville Fair and our charity Sew In!

Hi all!

Just wanted to remind everyone that we will have a display of our modern quilts at the Jacksonville Fair this November. If you have a quilt/s you’d like to display, contact Robin at robinmccallisterdesigns at gmail dot com. She needs to have the quilts by the the third of November. We have a big space to show our talents, so let’s take advantage of this!

We are also meeting at Ladybug Quilt Shop this coming Sunday November 2nd, from 1 PM to 5PM, to finish designing and start putting the top and back together for our QuiltCon Charity Challenge quilt. If you’d like to take part of this, please join us.

Ladybug Quilt Shop is located at:1400 Cassat Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

See you soon!


October Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting on October 25th at 10:00 am in the conference room in South Mandarin library.  We are changing meeting time to include a social 15 minutes from 10 to 10:15 while we get the room ready for the meeting, and then the meeting will start at 10:15.  Don’t forget your wonky log cabin BOM  as well as your quilt your style challenge quilt.

Also, the meeting is your last opportunity to turn in your charity quilt challenge flying geese blocks. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have blocks to turn in, please e-mail us to arrange a way to get the blocks from you.

See you all then!



October Block of the Month: Wonky Diamond Log Cabins!

Wonky Log cabin by Creativentropy
Wonky Log cabin by Creativentropy

Here we are going from wonky stars in August to wonky diamonds in October. Yup, we like things just a little wonky. Wonkiness (OK spell check is telling me that wonkiness is not a word, but I am declaring it one) opens rooms for creativity and adds a lot of character, don’t you think?

We are going to be using Linda Nussbaum’s tutorial to make our wonky diamond log cabins.

Fabric Requirements: Orange and gray. Fabric choices must be either solid (any shade of  orange and gray) or tonals that “read” as orange and gray.  No high contrast fabrics.

PSSST!  Don’t forget to make an extra block for our charity quilt project!  You can make a duplicate  of your first block or you can design a new block!  The choice is yours!

Basics for Block of the Month program:

SOLID FABRICS:  We will be focusing on using solid fabrics because solid fabrics are one of the most common features found in modern quilting.   Tonal fabrics that “read” as a solid color can also be used in place of solid fabrics.

GIVE AND GET:  Members who bring in a block will be given a ticket.  A lottery will be drawn to determine the winner who takes home all of the blocks.  One ticket per block.

FAIR SHAKE:  Please use fabric that you LIKE (or LOVE) for blocks you will be putting in to the lottery.   Please do not use the BOM lottery as a way to get rid of “uglies” and “red-headed-stepchildren” fabric that you do not like.

MODERN DESIGN:  We will be using the BOM program and lottery to learn about the modern quilting design ideas embraced by The Modern Quilt Guild.  These design ideas include improvisational piecing; slash, slice, and dice; “wonky” lines; negative space; and a handful of other techniques.