Man, has my idea of quilting has changed! Movies and books portray groups of women sitting in a circle, telling stories with the fabric squares they are creating. And while that still goes on, my eyes were opened when I attended the annual Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild on Sunday, April 7th!
The first eye catcher for this annual fundraiser for the guild was parked outside. It was a VW Bug totally covered in a quilt made specifically for the car. If the sight of that didn't make you smile, maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day.
I walked in and was introduced to Quilt show coordinator, Katherine Walker, who filled me so much I didn't know. Quilting has kept up with the technology! Some of the quilts have designs that the artist created on a computer and then printed on fabric. Others printed a photograph onto the fabric and created a quilt using that image.
Katherine says that a quilt is considered a quilt if it has three layers. A top and bottom and batting material in the middle.
Each year, guild members are given a theme challenge to create an 18" X 18" square. This time, all the squares must contain circle. Here are just a few of the quilted creations.