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January Guild Meeting - "Color! An Engineer's Guide to Color Value and Color Placement in your Quilts"

  • January 11, 2024
  • 6:30 PM
  • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial
  • 79




As an engineer, I approach color selection and placement in my quilts in a very methodical way. In this talk we’ll discuss several strategies for selecting fabric colors and their placement when planning your quilt to add interest and depth. I promise there aren’t any quizzes or mathematical equations! 

This talk is given live and uses PowerPoint slide show format. The talk is in 3 parts:

  • I start with a very brief discussion on color theory basics (the color wheel, and concepts: hue, tone, shade, and value). 
  • In the second part,  I share quilts that I’ve sewn using other designers’ patterns and discuss different ideas for color placement that I used. 
  • The third part I share quilts of mine that are original designs, and again discuss the approach to how colors were selected to enhance the overall effect and design.

It’s an engaging conversation for both beginner and advanced quilters who are interested in becoming more adventurous with color or who struggle with selecting colors for patterns or within their own work.

The speaker will be sharing his presentation via Zoom.

About Charles Cameron

I'm Charles Cameron, a North Carolina-based Modern Quilter. I share my work on Instagram @FeltLikeSweets.

I’m an Engineer by training and vocation and tend toward creative endeavors to maintain balance.

I have two young daughters who are my creative inspiration. Their playful experimentation and approach toward learning has shown me that not knowing how to do something can be a powerful enabler toward creating something extraordinary: to not be bound by ‘the ways that others do things,’ or ‘the ways that things ought to be done.’

My work explores the use of bright colors and color value placement to enhance more traditional quilt patterns and quilt block design. I’m not afraid to bend what should be a straight line.

My quilts have been published in Curated Quilts, a quarterly journal of and for modern quilters, and have been juried into QuiltCon, the world’s largest modern quilt show, presented by The Modern Quilt Guild. My quilt, Sudoku, was just awarded 1st place in the Small Quilts Category at QuiltCon2022. I’ve written and published quilt patterns of my own design, and deliver guild lectures, trunk shows and workshops to share my work and promote modern quilting.

Learn more about Charles: 

This meeting will be both IN-PERSON and ONLINE via Zoom.  Both meeting rooms will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time .  If you will be attending via Zoom, please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting. The link will come by email when you register.

ACQ Members: Please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register.  Attendees must be present at the meeting OR online via Zoom to win door prizes.


    Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month

    All meetings are streamed online

     In person meetings are held at:
    Our Father Lutheran Church

    6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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