I don't ever have enough time to quilt. I haven't made many quilts, but the desire is there. And, I have never made a Modern quilt, but want to. (One reason I haven't made many quilts is that I've been intimidated, e.g., "maybe my corners won't match." But Modern quilting seems to be about letting go of the traditional rules- and I like that!
I've also never belonged to a quilt guild. I'd thought about it and even visited a few. But they weren't the right "fit." Many met during the day when I was at work...or their members were retired with grandchildren-- and we just didn't have much in common. But the MMQG members seem to be a lot like me! So...that's my quick intro and now here are my thoughts on the MMQG and Modern Quilting.
What the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Means To Me
- Women with similar interests getting together
- Quilters like me--many with full-time jobs and young kids
- Quilters who live in urban areas, mostly…
- Being able to communicate 24/7: our Blog, Facebook page, etc.
- Charity Sew-ins
- Sewing Sew-cials
- Sharing ideas
- Doing things for others in the guild and in the community
- Learning new techniques
|My QuiltCon block--this block symbolizes what Modern Quilting means to me. I made it for the QuiltCon challenge. It's done in the "wonky" style- I had no plan, I just randomly cut and pieced.|
- FREEDOM to quilt without boundaries
- No fear of the “Quilt Police”
- Using fabrics together- even if they don't "match" or "coordinate"
- Using maroon thread to piece…if I want
- Not having perfect pieces, all the same size and shape
- NO NEED FOR PERFECT CORNERS!
- Letting loose and having fun with quilting!