Thursday, May 26, 2016

Angela Walters Visits the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild

While in Salt Lake for Quilt Market, I decided to see if the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild would be meeting when I was in town. Remarkably, not only was there a meeting, but they were having an extraordinary guest speaker, Angela Walters. She is well-spoken and personable. What's more, she humored my paparazzi-like bombardment with a smile.
Angela showed quilts  from her two new books, Shape by Shape Collection II and The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting.
She provided tips for securing raw edge appliqué including securing with a row of pebbles or a serpentine stitch. She reminded the group that not every section or block has to contain identical quilting.
She also gave pointers such as, "Use quilting to highlight what you want to emphasize; save your effort for where you're going to see it."
Angela shared a beautiful medallion she created for The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting.
We got a sneak peek of a quilt featuring Tula Pink's new fabric collection, Slow & Steady.
Angela advised us to use points and lines on the quilt as a guide for quilting.
She also suggested using quilting to break up the space into chunks.
She explained how cornerstones can solve the problem of rounding border corners.
If you live near Salt Lake, or will be visiting during a SLMQG meeting, I recommend you seek out this welcoming, talented group. It was an inspirational joy to be amongst them.
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1 comment:

  1. That was a great idea to check out the MQG's meetings while you were in town. One of my friend's who lives up there belongs to this guild; I wonder if she went, too?