May Program Report

Our May speaker, Jane Cannon, brought such energy to the room that I forgot to be intimidated by the idea of applying serious math to the making of quilts. My personal favourites were her colourful pentominoes quilts featuring simple shapes made up of unique arrangements of five squares. I also would love to use complex tessellations as free-motion quilting patterns as she did.

For those who have already forgotten, from wiki: “A pentomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining five equal squares edge to edge…. There are twelve pentominoes, not counting rotations and reflections as distinct. They are used chiefly in recreational mathematics for puzzles and problems.”

Laurel Hickey
Programs Coordinator

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