CMQG Raffle Quilt

After much discussion, planning and designing behind the scenes, we are ready to begin the first Canberra Modern Quilt Guild raffle quilt. Many thanks to Crystal and Nicole for working on the design and getting everything organised. Below you will find the design brief as written by them.

If you would like to make blocks but are unable to attend the meeting tomorrow night, please email us and let us know how many blocks you would like to make so we can distribute the patterns to you.

Don’t forget to comment here or tweet us if you are coming along.

Lastly from me, we are awaiting instructions from Civic Library on how to access the building so will post a note here after lunchtime (hopefully by 3pm) with instructions for access. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night! Jules

Now onto the raffle quilt, the rest of this post is from Crystal:

The aim of the raffle quilt is to raise funds for the Guild to bring in a guest speaker/tutor for the benefit of members.

Design brief:
Using the Canberra map as designed by Walter Burley Griffin (above), the quilt has been split up into 64 blocks. The blocks will be divided up amongst the group. Each block will have a finished size of 8 inches and will be an interpretation of the corresponding square on the map. The colour scheme will be Palette 4 as voted. The quilting will finish the off quilt and bring it all back together, echoing the blocks with the road map and lines.Instructions to members for blocks:
Those wishing to participate will be allocated a square (or squares) of the map. It is up to you to interpret the lines and piece your block accordingly. It is not expected that you will replicate it exactly, we are trying to capture the feel of the map design. Each block must measure a finished size of 8 inches (8 1/2 inches including seam allowances) and be made up using the approved fabric and colour scheme. The technique is up to you – this is your block. Its improvisational, not precision. Remember to keep it simple and have fun with it!Fabric and colour scheme:
The colour scheme chosen by survey is:
If you would like to contribute fabric scraps to the quilt, please bring along some scraps of modern fabrics based on this colour scheme. the background of the blocks will be low volume (value) text prints so if you have any of these you can spare, please bring in some scraps of those as well so we can share them around those making the blocks. Nicole and I will be coordinating making the quilt top so please let us know if you have any questions.

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