This weekend I went to the Long Beach Quilt Festival.
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!
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!
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?!?