|Veronica's vintage |
Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.
From the mosaic and honeycomb quilts of 1700s and 1800s, the all-time American favorite Grandmother's Flower Garden, to the 21st century hexie quilts, there was a profusion of geometric mania and hexagon inspiration during this month's program as well as the evening's Show and Tell.
The meeting was kicked off with a digital slide presentation that offered an overview of hexagon geometry, a plethora of examples of hexagon quilts spanning four centuries, and a bit of "hexie inspiration"—accompanied by Veronica's original hexagon poem. Guild members and guests brought vintage hexagon quilts, antique family heirlooms, works-in-progress and a variety of examples of how this humble 6-sided polygon can be arranged to create numerous patterns, motifs and layouts. The evening concluded with a hands-on demonstration of English paper piecing with hexagons.
|Vista shared the story of this family heirloom that was made by |
her husband's great-grandmother.
Hexagons were shown in pieced and appliquéd quilts.
|This quilt top features a new fabric collection.|
The hexagon clusters were hand pieced and hand appliquéd.
|Linda's table topper has hexagon hearts and flowers.|
|Linda's beautiful use of multi-colored hexagons.|
|The black background hexagons set off the variety of colors |
and prints in Kim's patchwork.
…and a crocheted afghan made of hexagons.
|Veronica's great aunt was a prolific crocheter. |
This wool afghan was made in the 1960s and has a picot edging.
Hexies are the perfect portable project! No batteries or electrical outlets required.
|Linda showed her Hexie Travel Suitcase for on-the-go hexagon patchwork.|
|Everything you need for Hexie English paper piecing!|
Show and Tell
In addition to hexie quilts, Choo Choo guild members showed off their latest projects and other fabulous finishes.
Congratulations to Vista who had her entry from a Mini Prayer Flag challenge published in the current issue of Quilting Arts magazine!
|Vista shows her project that was published in Quilting Arts magazine.|
|Sherry's paint stick project from a recent class.|
Oh, the refreshments at the meeting sported a "green" St. Patrick's Day theme with green tea, a chocolate mint cheesecake dessert, a party tray of green vegetables and dip, and green St. Patrick's Day tableware accoutrements.