It was wonderful.
We began by talking about what it means to be a modern quilter. We used this blog post from SewingSummit as a basis for mutual understanding about the quilters who join Des Moines' Modern Quilt Guild. Also, this blog post by the leader of the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild provided a nice summary of modern quilting.
It was during show and tell that we really started to get to know one another. Here's just some of the eye candy.
|hexagon-shaped mug rug|
|"LOVE" hot pad|
Lots of ideas were tossed around and will be considered... for education, programs, a DMMQG blog or Flickr group, dues, swaps and challenges, and whether or not to have treats! Important decisions to make!
Volunteers stepped up and it looks like we've got the start of a steering committee. Until the committee decides otherwise, DMMQG meetings will be the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is June 16. The specific location hasn't yet been determined.
For the time being, Doris (ThreadsofConversation) and I will continue to co-chair. If you'd like to join DMMQG, please let us know here.
Now go be modern! Linda