I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since we all entered into the world of COVID. It certainly has changed the quilting landscape. One good development has been the adaptation of many forms of communication to help us get out of our homes, virtually.
Yesterday I attended a wonderful presentation by Leah Zieber. She focused on the fabrics included in one quilt in her collection, a pieced hexagon quilt ca. 1825. Leah did a terrific job of breaking the components into subsets such as indigo, green, yellow, and white. She showed many examples of each, augmenting the fabrics in her piece with images of antique swatch books she was able to view on a research trip to England.
At the same time, the Six Know It Alls were busy presenting at QuiltCon! If I hadn’t already been booked, I would have been sure to tune in for their presentation on Historic Modernism. From others’ comments, I think they focused on antique examples of trends and techniques popular in the Modern Quilt arena.
What does this have to do with WQSG? I realize some of you do not have much on-line capability. However, many of us do, and I think we need to get with the program and use what’s available. I will also try hard to notify you all of upcoming events of interest. One of those is the AQSG Virtual Seminar coming up this next weekend. Please go to the AQSG site to check out the offerings. You won’t regret it.
I would like to propose a Zoom WQSG meeting in March in lieu of our in person meeting. I’m proposing Thursday evening March 11th at 7 p.m. I will set up the meeting and will email you the link by March 15th. Let’s each bring ONE item for show and tell. I don’t have a time limit on my Zoom meetings so we can enjoy the freedom to chat and catch up.
If you’d like to participate, please use the contact link or email and let me know. Hope to see you in March!