|83 years old and still rockin'|
Today is my day on the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild's Blog Hop. Check out the guild's blog or the Facebook page for lots more info.
You can scroll through and see photos of all the fun we have at meetings and Sew-Ins. We would love it if you would follow our blog and perhaps join in a meeting or Sew-In so you can see for yourself.
Since I joined the guild, my quilty life has exploded! I am surrounded by like-minded, talented, amazing quilters. I am so inspired and motivated that it scares me.
Creativity that I didn't know I had, comes pouring out. I have produced a lot of quilts and quilty things in the past year and half, since joining. I have taught classes in free motion quilting and fabric postcard making too. You can check out the tabs under my header if you would like to see more of my projects, older and newer.
Even though I have been making traditional style, handquilted quilts for family and friends for the past 20+ years, since joining MMQG I have found my happy place...Improv piecing, free motion quilting, original design, solid fabrics, pieced backings, using traditional fabrics in a modern design and vice versa and of course, collecting scraps of fabric. Lots of scraps. I have been known to dig other quilters discarded fabric scraps from the trash and make something useful. Also, and most importantly, I have made many new friends, wonderful new friends. I also hold the position of the guild member in charge of Social Media, which is such an integral part of modern quilting.
Here are some examples of quilts/quilty items I have made since joining MMQG ....finding my happy place
-Improv piecing -
- Free motion quilting -
|Improv pieced from scraps from another project|
|queen size quilt that I Free motion quilted on my domestic machine ( Christmas 2014 as a wedding gift)|
- My original designs -
- Solid fabrics -
- Pieced backings -
|Centre strip pieced from leftovers from front|
- Alternate settings -
- Using traditional fabrics in a modern design -
|traditional fabrics, traditional Rail Fence block in modern design, by Me|
|My rendition of "Soul Searching" designed by Kathy Doughty|
....belonging to this fresh, welcoming, modern guild has changed my world and my family loves how happy I am lately.
My little giveaway might help add to your stash or it may inspire you to make something modern that has been lurking in your quilty mind. To be entered, just leave me a comment, any comment. I hope you will mention that you will be following along with either my blog or MMQG blog. It's OK if you dont want to, but I would love it if you did. For the giveaway, three fat quarter cuts from Metro Living by Robert Kaufman. The giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere, until Friday, May 15 at midnight Atlantic Time. Good Luck!
Tomorrow is Jeanette's Day on the MMQG BlogHop. Stop by and check out what's going on in her quilty world. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, May 5 - Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Wednesday, May 6 - Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Thursday, May 7 - Tracy @ Quilting on the Dark Side
Friday, May 8 - Anja @ Anja Quilts
Saturday, May 9 - Val @ Purple Boots and Pigtails
Sunday, May 10 - Linda @ Scrapmaster (ME)
Monday, May 11 - Jeanette @ Stamp Stitch Create
Tuesday, May 12 - Dominique @ The Running Thimble
Wednesday, May 13 - Aimee @ Candy Coated Quilts