First up, it was Patti Carey from Northcott Silk Inc. As a quilt designer, it's her job to take their latest designs and create wonderful quilts out of them so that we will be tempted to buy their fabric. These patterns then become featured in magazines, such as Fons and Porter or trade magazines, or as samples that are shown to quilt stores, or even free patterns that are available on their website.
Each project brings its own challenges and decisions. Patti likes playing with light and dark...for example she knew she was going to use this particular fabric for the border, but which one... dark or light....why not both? Using both, she turned ordinary into interesting!
It was also time for the final row robin exchange. Here is a sneak peek at one person's collection of rows! Now our participants will take their 5 rows home and create a final quilt top, to be revealed at our September meeting and shown at the Harvest of Quilts Show in October.
Break time over, it was on the AGM.