Triangle Transparency Workshop Collage
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Valley Modern Quilt Guild {Wrap Up}

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last week with the Valley Modern Quilt Guild. One week ago (how can a week go by so fast?!), I was at their monthly meeting and had a combination lecture and trunk show about Transparency Fabric Selection Tips and Tricks.

Setting Up

Setting Up

My favorite part of the lecture is that it is already out of date. Ha! One of my tips I share is how to navigate shopping for fabric online, and one of my favorite online stores, Hawthorne Threads (apparently now Hawthorne Supply Co.), has had a website update between Monday and when I checked again on Friday. Currently their select by color option is not available on their new site, but they are definitely working to get it up and running again. It just goes to show how quickly things can change with technology!

Triangle Transparency Workshop Collage

Triangle Transparency Workshop Collage

On Saturday I had an all day Triangle Transparency workshop with the guild, and above are some of the striking combinations and versions that the members created. I was very impressed that four people were able to get to completed quilt tops, and I loved the bold exploration of prints. The quilt in the center of the collage was made by Anna from Artist Within Designs using Cherrywood fabrics. We all thought it looked like suede or leather; stunning!

I feel like I say this every time I have the opportunity to be around other quilters: quilters are my people. I really enjoyed my time with the Valley MQG and their amazing work is definitely crush worthy, so I’m linking up with Main Crush Monday with Beth from Cooking Up Quilts.

15 thoughts on “Valley Modern Quilt Guild {Wrap Up}

  1. Hawthorne Threads is one of my favorite online shops. I didn’t realize they had changed their name. I like the look of the triangle transparency quilts. There are added triangles which makes it a bit different from Wayward, right? I really like the visual play of the blocks!

  2. Alison says:

    These are so lovely! I particularly like the one in the lower left corner with the two solids and one print — how cool! 😀

  3. Margo says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed your time here at the Valley MQG!! Thank you Yvonne.

  4. cheriec12 says:

    All of the tops are lovely. I’m sure all of your participants had a great time.

  5. gsyanne63 says:

    What an awesome job everyone made these quilts will be stunning xxx

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; All of these quilts are amazing! It truly amazes me, every time, how the variety of fabric selections and how they are placed creates such a variety of dimension. Your patterns always inspire me! Thank you for sharing and have a fabulous day!

  7. Your class member’s quilts are so varied and amazing! I’d say they got it!!!

  8. It sounds like you had so much fun! It’s really neat to get a peek at all of your students blocks. I’ve been staring at the pictures for several minutes, trying to understand why some of them look much more transparent than others. To my eye, it seems to work best when the background fabric continues the progression of values. So interesting! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Kate says:

    One of the things I enjoy about classes is seeing all the different combinations of fabrics. There are definitely some fun combos from that last class.

  10. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; I just want you to know that I gave a blogging friend of mine a link to a post of yours about receiving comments. She is still having problems. I told her to mention me if she wanted to ask you any questions and of course to follow any links in the post. Yet, I wanted to make sure you knew. Thank you Yvonne for sharing all of your knowledge and sharing it with all of us! Have a great day!

  11. aquilterstable says:

    Really lovely work! I know it’s gratifying to see folks enjoy creating your design…

  12. So glad to read about your time there, and am totally impressed with the creations made by the students. Super!

  13. Sounds like a terrific time! I love it when students get that far in a class – it is inspiring. It is fun to see so many versions together – hard to pick which is my favorite.

  14. Cindy says:

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself, quilters seem to have fun when they are together. So many wonderful results.

  15. I’m so glad your class went well, such beautiful versions!

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