One of our favorite groups of quilts at QuiltCon is the Community Outreach category. Working with a team of quilters to create a finished and cohesive group project can be challenging. This year's theme was angles and a citrus inspired color palette. As an added bonus, this year the Modern Quilt Guild provided an opportunity to raise funds for theWomen of Color Quilters Network and theNavajo Quilt Project through the sell of the quilts. Individual guilds could also donate their quilt or the proceeds from its sale to the organization of their choosing.
Pivot, Pivot, Pivot by Portland Modern Quilt Guild
The members of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild submitted ideas and then the guild voted on the charity quilt that was to be made. Pivot, Pivot, Pivot was designed by Sam Hunter of Hunter Design Studio and is a striking success.
Garden Gateby North Dakota Independent Members and Friends
Quilted by Madalyn Lind
Garden Gate is an original design by Colleen Carlson. The pattern was made by folding a single piece of paper twice and cutting angles. Foundation paper piece blocks were joined to build the diamond shapes. This quilt plays tricks on your eyes and will have you seeing double if you’re not careful.
Jackpot by Boston Modern Quilt Guild
Quilted by Rebecca Loren and Alexis Deise
“Pull the lever and… Jackpot!” After brainstorming at a guild meeting, the Boston MQG decided that stripes would be an integral part of the design of their charity quilt. The Guild says, “The quilting suggests cherries in the red stripes and oranges in the orange stripes. The white space is evocative of the spinning paytable in a slot machine. The quilt will be donated to a local resettlement organization.” We love how the Guild paired machine quilting with a traditional tying of it.
Coastal Glimmers by San Diego METRO Modern Quilt Guild
Coastal Glimmers was made using a paper-piecing block that was designed by one of the guild members. “The final design of the quilt emerged organically, with guild members arranging the pieced blocks without a predetermined plan. The end result evokes bonfires at the beach after sunset; flashes of light and connection between people breaking up the darkness.”
Angled Intentions by Triangle Modern Quilt Guild
Quilted by Carrie Hauser
The Triangle Modern Quilt Guild came together during and as a result of the recent chaotic times we live in. Twenty-one members volunteered to improv sew squares made of all sizes and shapes and angles. Another group assembled the different squares and organized the colors to show that all angles fit together. The result is delightful. The Guild says about this quilt, “We hope that the juxtaposition of the shattered shapes and joyful shards of color bring comfort and warmth to our intended recipient: a child in foster care.”
Cap City by Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild
Cap City is an abstract representation of the lines and angles of the urban vista that is Columbus, Ohio. The quilt is full of movement and feels like a bustling city.
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By Brittany Bowen Burton