Rayna Gillman is a member of SFMQG originally from New Jersey, but she lives in West Palm Beach.
Rayna is an award-winning artist whose work has appeared in galleries and museums across the country. She works spontaneously to create one-of-a-kind quilts without a pattern, bringing her intuitive sense of color and design into play in her work and in her classes.
She has written 3 books and the most recent is Create Your Own Improv Quilt.
Maureen showed off her results from Shibori Indigo Dyeing and Pattern Block Printing on Fabric Workshops she took at IS Projects
DebbieK showed off her completed quilt resulting from BQE 2017 Sherri Lynn Wood Bias Strip Curves Workshop. She cut the curves into smaller squares to make it her own style.
Li’s 2 Modern Minis
Catherine painted the Florida block with her daughter.
Wanda’s Traverse Bag made at Kate’s Workshop
Abbie’s Traverse Bag made at Kate’s Workshop
Alyson’s Traverse Bag made at Kate’s Workshop
Cindi’s 2018 Cherrywood Prince Challenge quilt
Ivy’s “I’ve got the Blues” HST quilt for a friend.
Ivy’s “I’ve got the Blues” back - all from her stash.
Christine’s Black/White/Red quilt for her son.
Charlotte’s Bear quilt for her son’s new apartment.
2018 May Meeting
2018-04 Rainbow Mini Challenge and Exhibit
The quilts in this exhibit were made by the members of the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild. A challenge was presented February 2018 to create Rainbow mini quilts to brighten our lives. Directions were to use rainbows as an inspiration, as a theme and as a color palette to create a modern mini quilt due at the April meeting specifically for the Patch Reef Community Center exhibit in May 2018. Notice that even though the theme is the same the resulting 25 quilts are very unique.
The idea of light diffraction was suggested by a friend. She sent me a couple of images from the internet and I took it from there. The rainbow colored fabric found at StitchCraft was a perfect fit for my interpretation of a scientific phenomenon.
Inspiration for my quilt was a class l took with Katie Petersen.
Each of the seven rainbow colors were made from pieced scraps into skinny strips inspired by quilter Chawne Kimber. Each strip was machine stitched to the batting and backing using the sew and flip technique on a 60 degree angle curving it ever so slightly. Big stitch quilted in matching colors. Finished with a facing so the rainbow looks like it can go on forever. Always remember to #lookup
SFMQG Rainbow Mini Challenge
Used modern batik fabrics and my inspiration was Katie Pedersen 's Psychedelic Baby Block.
My mom loved owls! She passed away last year and I like to think of her under a beautiful rainbow in Heaven. Raw Edge Applique technique. I used Accuquilt Go dies to cut the applique pieces, except the tree and branches. I free-motion quilted the piece with "pebbles" down below and "wind" above. The quilt design is my own no pattern. Cotton fabrics from my stash.
Rainbows make everyone happy and I love polka dots, a perfect patch of theme and fabric.
Notice the little tiny kitty cat faces on the binding, just for a little smile moment. I made this 20" x 20" quilt for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild 2018 Rainbow Mini Challenge. I wanted to use a graphic design, with ROY-G-BIV color order, based on the Stack pattern by Modern Handcraft.
My own design,using colors of the rainbow. Used a triangle ruler to make triangles and then just mixed them up.
Walk with Pride
Diane Paquin Provost
This is an original design, I took a photo of a shoe and enlarged it multiple times it to get the right proportions. Fabrics are cotton, vinyl and store bought laces. The rainbow colours quilt challenge inspired me to honor the LGBTQ community using the colours of their flags for these walking shoes.
Inspired by a quilt at the Des Moines quilt show. Used Metler and Aurifil threads and designed the quilt myself. Quilted it with the walking foot eyeballing the distance between each line.
Rainbow colors, of course, was the inspiration. This was my own design. I wanted to have both curves and straight lines as well as a lot of negative space in keeping with a modern approach. The triangles were fused and the left border pieced onto the top after it was quilted. Straight line quilting also in keeping with a modern look. 100% cotton fabrics.
One of my favorite techniques is curved piecing, so when we got this rainbow challenge I thought I'd make mini rainbows using improvisational curved piecing. I enjoyed working with these ombre fabrics, and I layered them with different colors to make a variety of mini rainbow blocks. I hand quilted this with 8 wt thread in different rainbow colors.
Inspired by colorful characters and my youth as a New Wave kid, it occurred to me the most fun way to show a rainbow would be with a mohawk. The design is my own, I did all the piecing and quilting, and the lettering is printable fabric sheets. For embellishments, I added some big stitches by hand, safety pins, and topped it off with my SFMQG button.
Rainbows Take Flight
The inspiration used is that I consider anyone who sees a rainbow to be very lucky. Rainbows occur when the strongest wavelengths of colors spin off from separation of white light. While it's important to slow down and smell the roses, it is also important to look for rainbows and make an important wish. Enjoy! Original design from the mind of Laura Feldman.
Leslie A. Pope
I selected a traditional quilt block called Patience Corner after seeing a modern interpretation, Medusa by Malka Dubrawsky. Used a skinny strip roll of Kona Cotton in the Classic palette (plus a few extra shades from my stash), and an almost black Kona Cotton called Black Pepper. Playing with the layout, and trying to visually balance the colors was fun.
Color in the Clouds
The inspiration for my Rainbow Mini, "Color in the Clouds," came from the book "Create your own improv Quilts" by Rayna Gillman, who is a member of our guild. I decided on a softer look and went with pastel rainbow colors instead of bold solids.
Snails from a Lindsey Neill pattern who publishes on Craftsy under the name penandpaperpatterns. These snails are actually a smaller version of the pattern. Used Alison Glass Fabric for the rainbow colors and Kona white Snow for the background. My husband likes bright colors and it’s going in his closet to hang beside his many bright golf polos.
Hearts of Love
Inspired by the tragic events at MSD. Our neighbor lost his adult son in the shooting. Inspired by some English Paper Piecing on Instagram I saw using these shapes.
Sunlight in Water Droplets
Original design depicting a rainbow. Inspiration from scientific definition: “Rainbow caused by reflection, refraction, and dispersion of sunlight in water droplets resulting in the seven colors of the spectrum appearing in the sky”. Machine pieced fractured looking fabric pieces into color groups and hand big stitched circular black raindrop shapes breaking up white rays of sunlight.
I was excited to try a classic Cathedral Windows pattern for the first time, using colorful scraps to give a luminous stained glass effect. Added hand quilting and embroidery to accentuate the bright colors and design. Modified from a Moda Bake Shop pattern.
To transfigure is to transform into being more beautiful or elevated in its outward appearance. I used the rainbow colors as juxtaposed against the dark grey background to uplift the piece. I also used very rich, deep colors to signify the change in appearance.
After seeing a quilt on Pinterest that displayed elongated triangles bursting out from the center, I decided to use rainbow colored scraps to create this triangular and diagonal version of a rainbow. This is my second raw edge applique experience, and I feel like it looks pretty good, much better than the first one.
As a pattern tester for Jaybird Quilt Patterns the request to review a pattern called NOVA arrived at the same time the Rainbow Challenge was announced. So in testing NOVA, with a few modifications I produced Rainbow Nova. Killing 2 birds with one stone as they say!
Paper pieced pattern by Jean Wells called Rainbow Trout. I used peppered cottons and YLI variegated thread.
2018-02 QuiltCon Pasadena
Charlotte and DebbyS were so lucky to be able to attend QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena CA. Here are some of their favorite pics.