Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild Photo Challenge

Based on all that we have learned about photography from Randi Strunk (photographer – Bright-Side Photography) at our May 29 meeting, we are going to have a challenge for everyone to practice their photography skills over the summer.  Try out some new skills and tips while photographing your quilts or other sewing adventures.

The rules will be simple …

Just use the hashtag on Instagram #smqgphotochallenge and be sure to describe which of the challenges below your photograph is portraying/using. If you don’t have an Instagram account, just email your photos for the contest to saskatoonmqg@gmail.com and we will post them for you and enter your name for the random draw.

Challenges:

  • Photograph your quilt with its inspiration (child, artifact, etc.)
  • Quilts doing what they do best – Quilts in Action
  • Quilt Selfie (you and your quilt)
  • Best way to display a large quilt without a person holding it
  • Quilts in nature

The challenge will run from Sunday, May 29 until Friday, August 26 with winners announced at the August 28 meeting. The winners will be selected from random draws.

Have Fun!

For inspiration, here is a great quilt photo from our very own Patti!

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Once Upon a June Afternoon

So a few short summer weeks ago, it was June!! Incredible how the summer seems to fly by, isn’t it? Let’s take a moment and reminisce about our June meeting, shall we?

The original deadline for the MQG Michael Miller fabric challenge was in June, so we had decided to set our June Challenge to complete the Petals and Pinwheels projects. And our members did not disappoint! Have a look at these beauties!
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As always, finishing up with a little inspiring show and tell!

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Our next meeting will be Sunday August 24, 2:00pm at Periwinkle Quilting on Broadway. Come in the back door and join us in the basement studio! New faces are always welcome!!

Crayon Challenge

Back in February we announced a fun challenge to the guild. We threw some crayons in a toque (it’s the Canadian way) and instructed everyone to draw two. The rules were simple, make something, anything, using only the two colours you drew (adding neutrals if you thought it necessary). As with all of our challenges there were two months to complete it. Here is what our members came up with!

Blue and Green:

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Pink and White:

April 28 2013 Meeting (2 of 16)

Green and White:

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Purple and White:

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Pink and Orange:

April 28 2013 Meeting (5 of 16)

Yellow and White (yes, white was drawn multiple times!):

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Blue and Green:

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Brown and White:

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Blue and Purple:

April 28 2013 Meeting (10 of 16)

Brown and Purple:

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We love these challenges. They are always optional but they are a fun way to push yourself and try something you have never done before.

Saskatoon Does Madrona Road

The Saskatoon Guild was so excited to participate in the Madrona Road Challenge for Michael Miller. As a new guild we were not sure how many would want to participate but we had 10 people participate, and 8 people show their finished projects at our meeting today. We were amazed by the creativity and talent shown by our members.

Here are the finished projects that were shared today:

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Great work, everyone! Next time, we’ll tell Carly she can’t pull faces in the photos. 🙂