I really like the themed small quilt projects that quilt guilds and informal quilter groups are taking on. At the recent Northwest Quilting Expo the Central Oregon group of Studio Art Quilt Associates showed their whisper quilts, a quilt group displayed their 12 by 12 inch color quartet quilts, and the original Twelve by Twelve group showed off their 2012 themes.
My favorite Twelve by Twelve theme was maps – no surprise since I used to deal with geographic information. And this was my favorite quilt in that theme.
Here are just two of the whisper quilt groups. Each one had three participants, with the quilts on the left the initial ones.
Another group of four had this color quartet display. I don’t know if this is a formal group, but I loved seeing the different ways the starting fabric was used. I believe they did eight colors, including off-white. Now that must have been a real challenge. Here are the blue and orange creations.
Other groups were represented as well, though no common theme was discernible to me. The Vancouver (Canada) Modern Quilt Guild was well represented, as was High Fiber Diet, a professional fiber artist group.
I’ve participated in only a few common theme projects, but would love to try a group effort. What have your experiences been with the group stuff?