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That’s how it’s been feeling the past week or so.  Something about the new year has made people eager to start something new and the Modern Quilt Guild it reaping the benefits!

LAMQG Sewing Day 3

Here at the LA branch we recently had our first sewing day – six hours of chatting and sewing BLISS!

LAMQG Sewing Day

SO many people out there starting new branches!   Check out the new site where you can find out if there’s a guild near you to join.

The Modern Quilt Guild is growing!

Hi everyone!

A few people have contacted me about the fact that they are starting branches of The Modern Quilt Guild in their area! Maybe you live nearby and want to join?  Just click on over or send an email to the people listed below.

1/20/10 EDIT: WE NOW HAVE A MAIN WEB SITE. Please click on over there for all of the latest branches and info!

Kansas CityJacquie, Shea, and Jen are getting going!  You can join their group, here!

ChicagoMary is looking for interested people.  Click on over to her blog and you can contact her there!  Or you can now sign up for their group here.

AustinHeather is looking for some modern quilters!  Join their group here.  Or you can email her at heatherlgrant @ gmail . com to get involved.

Seattle - Katie wants to get things going up in Seattle! Drop her a line (her contact info is on her blog) if you’re interested or you can sign up to their group here.

La Crosse, WIAnna wants to meet you! Click over to her blog and contact her that way.

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PhiladelphiaJulie wants to find you!  Her email address is in her profile on her blog so just drop her an email.

Washington DCNatalie is looking for members and people who would be up for helping her with the organization of getting things started up.  Her contact info is on her blog.

Raleigh-Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area – Kat is getting organized!  Email her at:  orangegiggle @ bellsouth . net  if you’re interested in joining.  You can also sign up to their group, here.

Houston/League City, TX - Rene is interested in helping with getting a branch started.  She’s looking for anyone interested and also people who would like to help with the initial organizing.  Her email address is over on her blog – just drop her a line.

Dallas -Lisa is looking for people in the Dallas area.  You can email her at lisa @ sophiaaster . com or sign up to their group – here.

New England – A few people are getting started up in the New England states.  Contact Monet at madebymonet @ gmail . com or you can sign up to their group here.  Also should numbers be big enough – this branch might split up into different groups.

Portland, ORElizabeth would like to hear from interested people.  She’s just getting started and would like to get a sense of numbers.  There’s no set plans yet, but let her know if you’re in the area and would like to join.  You can email her at elizabeth @ ohfransson . com

IndianapolisJan is looking for like minded quilters to start a branch!  You can email her at janmadethis @ gmail . com

IdahoDes is looking for you! She’s in southeast Idaho.  Drop her an email at deslynn @ cableone . net

Birmingham, AL – Drop a note to Cathy if you’re in the area!  She’s looking for you.  Can can email her at zetti1 @ charter . net

Knoxville, TN – Get in touch with Mary Beth if you’re in the area.  You can sign up for their group here and she can be emailed at meadows.marybeth @ gmail . com

Asheville, NCAmanda is looking for interested people and help with getting things started.  You can email her at mandiglia @ gmail . com

Orlando, FLRene is looking for people in the area who are interested in joining and she’d also like help with the organizing.  You can join their group here.  Or drop her an email at renecreates@ me . com to get in touch!

Bay Area/San Jose, CARuth is looking for you!  Join the group here. Her email is ircabbit @ gmail . com

AtlantaSonya is getting started.  Join their group here, or email her at georgiabelleboutique @ yahoo . com

If you don’t live in these areas and wish you had somewhere to meet like minded modern quilters, maybe you need to start a branch of your own!   Drop me a note if you’re interested and we’ll all work together to spread the word and get people involved.   A national Modern Quilt Guild is a wonderful thing!

Pot holder swappin’

That’s some of what we did at Monday’s LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Here’s the two that I made for the swap:

Pot holders

And check out the one that I got:

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Two sided and so cute! You all know that I love me some Lush!!

So much fun to put together really quick projects and then all swap.

We also had another show & tell of our quilts. Something everyone loves and that we’ll keep doing. Here I am very seriously talking about my latest quilt.

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(Photo by Latifah Saafir)

We all enjoy these meeting so much. So inspiring and fun to be surrounded by people who are equally as excited about all things quilts as I am! And everyone is so nice and warm. I’m so happy we started the guild! Really, you should start one in your town too! A sister chapter perhaps??

Quilt socializing.

Another successful meeting of the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild earlier this week!  We have so much fun.

We had an amazing quilt show & tell.

Quilt Show & Tell

Wendy & her mother made this quilt together, and started it at the Denyse Schmidt improv. piecing workshop that they took together.  Isn’t it beautiful? There are a couple of other members of the guild who have also taken this workshop and I’m green with envy!

There were so many other beautiful quilts.  Click on over to the flickr group to see them all.

And there was some frenzied fabric swapping!

Fabric Swapping!

I tell you, there’s nothing like getting together with 30 or so other people who understand the obsession!  We are just getting started but I know that big things are in store for the guild.  Workshops, speakers, more swaps, field trips… we’re gonna do it all! So if you’re local and haven’t joined us yet, please do!  And if you’re not local, we hope you’ll visit us if you’re in the LA area. Or start a modern guild of your own! We’d love to be a united nation organization some day. Why not think big, right?

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild is in action!

We had our first meeting for the LAMQG last night. It was so much fun! Such a wonderful group of people who love to chat about quilting as much as I do.

Quilt Guild meeting

20 of us at our very first meeting!

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild

Oh the fabric shopping, block making, workshop having, and quilting quilting quilting we’re going to do! If you are in the LA area and haven’t joined us yet, I hope that you do!  We have all levels of experience represented so even if you’re just getting started with quilting you are more than welcome!

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