The modern quilt guild

January 20, 2010

The Modern Quilt Guild

Alissa has been working on growing her LA modern quilt guild into a national movement of modern quilt guilds nationwide.  She has started a new site to help others start branches in their own city at The Modern Quilt Guild.

I decided I wanted to start an Indianapolis branch – personally, I’d love the opportunity to meet other modern quilters in the area and meet once or twice a month.   You can find more information at http://indymqg.ning.com/.  I will be posting information on our first meeting soon, and would love to have anyone interested in the Indianapolis area join us.  Beginners are welcome!

What is modern quilting?  According to The Modern Quilt Guild:

The concept of modern quilting is not meant to divide or segregate. It is meant to welcome new quilters, of all ages, to the world of quilting in a style that they can relate to. In many ways, modern quilting takes us back to the basics of the early quilters, when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively.

There are branches starting all over the country, so even if you are not in Indianapolis, check out the member guild links and find one in your area!

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Christmas fabric

September 11, 2009

michael millers funky Christmas

michael miller's funky Christmas

Part of me thinks it is way too early to think about Christmas, but really, if you plan on making something for the holidays, you pretty much need to start doing it now so it will be done in time to actually be used as decorations for the holidays.  I’m planning on doing an advent calendar and tree skirt.  Hopefully I am not trying to be too ambitious!  I’m sure there’s some Christmas gifts that I will want to make too.