I'm very excited to announce that I've joined the Philly Modern Quilt Guild. The Modern Quilt Guild is a fairly new internet phenomenon that started a few years ago. There are almost 100 chapters in cities around the world so far and Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts started the Philly guild early this year. I went to my first meeting last month. I immediately felt comfortable with the group of women and men at the meeting - I loved the vibe. Quilters of all age groups and abilities are involved and I love that. I wouldn't have said that I'm a "modern" quilter before I learned about the Modern Quilt Guild movement, but maybe I am. I'm proud to be a member of this exciting group.
There was a challenge presented at the October meeting (I was sorry not to have joined earlier for the Project Pure challenge - love that fabric line and would have loved to have made something with the Pure line). This challenge involves 4 Kona Cottons in "holiday" colors - ruby, chocolate, snow and holly.
Not a great photo but you get the idea. We received a fat quarter of each and can add a yard of other fabric(s).
I chose this...
I had an idea right away, and am actually almost finished the top. I'll reveal after our December meeting when the challenges are due. This has been a fun project - I just hope it translates as well in fabric as it does in my head!
I'm really sorry I'm going to miss the November meeting - a "famous" quilter member is giving a workshop on applique - I'm can't tell you how bummed I am to not be able to attend. But, that night is my 25th wedding anniversary and I don't think I can miss that! o:)