Sunday, February 13, 2011

The First Meeting of the Modern Quilt Guild-Chattanooga


I am so over the moon after having met these gals and seen examples of their works. It's exactly what I wished for, needed, and more.
In my mind I thought that maybe 5-7 people might turn up, but there were 13 + me. Amazing. And I even met one gal that lives on nearly the same mountain as me!!! Can this really be happening?
To say I am excited is an understatement.
Now I have a reason to make more quilts, since I have show and tell to nudge me.
We are going to meet on the second Saturday at Sew Bee It in Ringgold GA and we already have a website,  so if you are interested in joining us, please feel invited.

Now here's the thing...this is no ordinary quilt guild...there are some really clever arty gals involved. I will have to up my game, despite swearing to my sister that I would be totally non-competitive I already feel challenged to run faster, jump higher and try harder. But in a good way.
See some examples of their delicious work at Flickr here.

21 comments:

  1. Popped over to flickr.
    What a lovely feast for the eyes on a wet Sunday!

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  2. Congrats on your new group! It's always great to have others to share your interests and passions with!

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  3. Sounds like a great day!! Great photos too!

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  4. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Outstanding! So happy you've found people to play with and share.

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  5. I can see Ms Mel's wheels turning all the way over here in NY!

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  6. How exciting for you.....and for us!!!

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  7. For the first time ever, I'm wishing I lived in Chattanooga.

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  8. I know the feeling after connecting with a few gals about a year ago. We are a loose group..no dues, no officers, no fund raisers...it is great!!! How will your group be structured?? Mb

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  9. The pictures are inspiring. I keep wishing for a group of art quilters but there don't seem to be enough in my area.

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  10. Wow--so cool.

    I love the range of aesthetics in the quilts. Lots of really neat things there.

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  11. How exciting that you found a quilt group that will challenge you creatively - enjoy!
    And I just caught up on the week and saw Chumley's RED doggie bed. Very cute. Of course, he needed the Allen wrench to complete the look. :-)

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  12. I want a group like this!!!!!!!!

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  13. Thanks for the peek into your meeting. Love the quilts... they are lovely and high quality... but yours fits in just fine, I'd say.

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  14. Looks very fun and inspirational! Glad you found your peeps!

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  15. Twas great fun, indeed. And what a room full of talented ladies.

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  16. Oooh, how exciting! Some lovely quilts there. Now you have local quilting buddies and knit buddies :-)
    We have a local MQG too (Melbourne MQG). Pop over to our flickr pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1365037@N22/pool/ There's even some of my quilt tops (maybe even a finished quilt!) there.

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  17. Eye candy for sure! Isn't it fun to have friends that are working on similiar, but different! We have a Thursday Bee that is great. All kinds of art quilters. We feed off each others energies! Enjoy!!!

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  18. The meeting of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild was today and there is so much talent and inspiration it is unbelievable. Good luck with your new guild.

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  19. Judy from Northport9:50 AM

    You are so lucky!

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