Friday, March 26, 2010

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild

Tuesday night was the first meeting of the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild. We met at Sewtropolis, which is a cool sewing studio here in Minneapolis. Nikol, the owner of the store, and Marie Parsh are responsible for getting our Minneapolis guild started...and I am so glad they did!

There was about a dozen of us that attended and it was a fun night of comfortable conversation discussing what "modern" quilting is, how we can promote our group, what we each would like to get out of the group and contribute to the group, possible charitable projects and setting up dates for the next few meetings. If you check out the photos on the ning site, you can see there are some accomplished quilters in the group so I think it will be a great learning opportunity.

Since I actually finally started quilting last year, most of my interaction with other quilters has been online; through this blog, several ORB quilt alongs, Doll Quilt Swap (and a few others, too). It was rather surreal to be sitting with a group of people discussing a shared quilting passion. And I can't wait to get to do it again.

The link above will take you to the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild page, if you'd like to read more about the guild nationally, check out this page where you can also find the group nearest you. And if you would just like to look at modern quilts, check out the Guild's new flickr group.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the update on the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Karen. I hope I can make it next month.

msp said...

I'm so glad we are doing this too! I left the meeting with so many ideas and plans running through my head...meeting great quilters such as you is a wonderful bonus. :)