Sunday, April 23, 2017

Using Vintage Fabric in Modern-Style Quilts

Need ideas for using old or vintage fabrics in new quilts? 
After hearing Mary Kerr's "Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist" lecture last month, or seeing the wonderful pieces resulting from Mary's "A Wonky Star" workshop that our guild members presented at Show and Tell, have you finally decided to take the plunge and cut into your coveted vintage/old fabrics?

But, do you feel the only way to show off those vintage textiles or do justice to them is to use a traditional quilt block or pattern? Well, have no fear, the Quilt Police are on vacation and we'll show you how to take advantage of their absence!

At the next Choo Choo Quilters guild meeting, our hope is to help you see fabric in different ways. You don't need to use "modern prints" or "modern colors" to make a modern quilt. If anyone wants to bring some "old" or vintage fabrics to the meeting, we can play around with building a palette for a modern pattern.

Join us on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. Let's get those old fabrics out of the closet and elevate them by making something new.

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