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Then and now!

That was then…

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild

…and this is now!

LA MQG 1 Year Anniversary!

The LA Modern Quilt Guild’s first meeting and our 1st anniversary meeting!  We are going strong.  This past meeting was such a ball and there was just such a sense of community, excitement and fun in the air.  Always takes me forever to fall asleep after meetings this great – they are just so inspiring and energizing!

That great swap I mentioned in my last post?  Check out what I got from Leah!

Horace

The cutest freakin’ owl ever!!  I love him and have named him Horace.

A great swap!

The LAMQG held a swap last night that was really fun. Everyone brought in a sandwich bag of scraps and we swapped them at our September meeting. We were allowed to add one new fabric to the scraps and could make whatever we wanted.

I got Andrew‘s scraps and made him a pillow!  I really took advantage of being able to add one fabric and added the blue – a Carolina Chambray half yard I’d picked up.

Pillow

The quilting is fun and easy. I think I’ll be exploring free motion with straight lines a lot more. I don’t deal with the pulling issue my machine gives me with long straight lines with my walking foot, but I get the same modern feel. Win win!

Pillow Back

We swapped back our finished projects at last night’s guild meeting, which was our 1 year anniversary!  We had a really fun party style meeting.  Can you all believe that the Guild has only been around for 1 year??  It’s amazing how much we’ve grown in that time.  I’ll blog all about the meeting soon!

This weekend I went to the Long Beach Quilt Festival.

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Do you remember when I went last year? Well, things have changed! Not at all in terms of their offerings (in fact, I saw even less fabric I wanted this time around – but it could be that with my stash growth I’ve become pickier) but this time, I was there with some of the LA Modern Quilt Guild!

Festival

Last year I’d mentioned that I thought modern quilters weren’t well represented at festival, and in terms of the merchandise and quilts on display, I still think that’s the case, but WE were there! And since we were showing our pride with our t-shirts and totes, we were stopped and chatted with quite a bit. We put the effort in to spread the word!

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Jamie, me and Latifah all loving our totes!

It was my griping about festival on my blog last year that caused Latifah to comment, saying that maybe we should start our own “modern” quilt guild and look at us now! Over 70 groups across the country and world.

Impressive modern quilters, impressive! What will we do next?!?

So cool!

LAMQG Tote!

Jane the amazing graphic designer for The Modern Quilt Guild has done it again!   She has designed a logo for our LA guild and we immediately set up a Cafepress shop. Just a tote for me for now… but soon a t-shirt, and a mug and a water bottle and a… Ok I’ll stop. You get it.

LAMQG Tote!

See you all again later on next week! I’m up to my eyeballs in moving boxes and paint and so on through the long weekend and into next week! Happy 4th (to American readers)!