Friday, May 20, 2011

First Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

Thursday evening at the West Des Moines Public Library, 23 women attended a first get-togther to hear more about starting a Des Moines chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild.

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.

hot pad
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


  1. Lots of scrumptiousness there! :)

  2. Sounds like you had a great first meeting..Our guild has had mug rug swaps, pin cushion swaps and two challenges so far... so much fun!

  3. Oh, wow! Lot's of modern eye candy, I would say! Love it!

  4. Congratulations!!! We in KC are so happy to see another midwest modern guild. We might have to do a roadtrip...we visit visit us since we're just down the road a piece.

  5. Oh, those are wonderful quilts! I'm glad you were able to join this new guild. Sounds like a fun group with lots of ideas and the ability to think a bit outside of traditional quilting. Have fun.

  6. I just realized you linked up to me, thanks for doing that. Those are some beautiful quilts. I am glad to hear you all had your first meeting I am sure you will have a lot of fun sharing with like minded people and will all get lots of fun ideas from one and other.


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