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:


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.

(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??

22 Responses to “Pot holder swappin’”

  1. Nina @ Mama Roux December 9, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    Love the pot holders! What do they measure and what did you “stuff” them with, batting? Your quilts are amazing!

  2. Laura December 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    hmmm… i don’t have a blog and haven’t really connected with quilters in my area, but i would LOVE a sister chapter here in chilly michigan! Especially for modern quilting. there are guilds here, but not any modern ones that i’ve found.
    how did you go about starting that??
    love your stuff, by the way.

  3. Live a Colorful Life December 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    The potholders are great. Yes, I love me some Lush also, along with Uptown. *sigh* so hard to get. Where do you hold your meetings? It looks like a fun place. Yay for modern quilting. It has really changed my whole style in the last year.

  4. Terriaw December 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    What a cool idea for a swap!

    I heard the quilt guild in my area is huge, so I’m not sure I could handle that. I would love to attend one in a more manageable size like the one you started. Thanks for sharing the show-and-tell photos.

  5. jacquie December 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    love the swap idea! a couple of us are working on starting a kc area chapter…any tips?

  6. beth December 9, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    oooh! I love potholders! They are a great gift and I really like the ones you made! All that quilting really adds to the charm!

  7. Audrie December 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Loving the pot holders! I think I might make my MIL some because last time I was over at her place, she said something about hers being ready for the trash hehe

  8. darlene December 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    love your potholders!

  9. badlands quilts December 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    The potholders are all great… did you use warm/natural or insulbright. I was going to try insulbright for a runner (so you could set hot plates on it) but then chickened out since it was a last minute gift and I didn’t have time for a flop.

  10. Anna December 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    I love the potholders, they are so cute! I like them because they’re so pretty yet so functional! yay! I’d love to start a modern quilt guild where I live, no idea where to start though…

  11. Shea December 9, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Jacquie is right! We’re looking to start one in KC! Yahoo!

    • Alissa December 9, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

      Wonderful! Makes me happy to see the idea spread. So that people know how we got started… we posted on blogs and on flickr groups. From there we started a Ning.com group and that site has done everything we need it to. It’s easy to plan events and share info on there. Can’t wait to see all the KC Modern Quilt Guild does!

  12. Heather December 9, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    About 4 of us in Austin, Texas have been trying to start at minimum a Modern Quilt Bee. But we can’t find a location to hold it! Every library is booked in the evenings and no store will have us :(

    Austinites, please email me anyway, we will find a place eventually!! :) Love the potholders!!

  13. Karen Simpson December 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    What a great idea and i know they would be super gifts. Thanks .

  14. wendy December 10, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    Wow, I LOVE that Lush potholder! And I like your new grey preference. How about those scraps for sale?

  15. Cheryl Arkison December 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    Way to go for starting the group. Very inspiring.

  16. izzy inspired December 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    Okay….so now, I am not only sad that I missed out on all the potholder fun, I am totally bummed that I didn’t get to see your quilt in person!! I LOVE that quilt and would of enjoyed pawing at it for a few minutes!!

  17. Susanne December 14, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Okay, now I have to try and organize one for the SF Bay Area!

  18. jaybird December 31, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    what fun!! i love swaps!

  19. Mary P December 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I’d love to start one in Chicago. I posted on Flickr and no takers. Maybe after the new year. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!

  20. Lexi January 8, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Those are adorable! I took a pot holder class a few months ago and had so much fun. I’ve made so many for gifts, everyone loves them!

  21. Strawberry Girl August 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    I love the idea of making potholders, I have made 3 and they are really neat. Glad I’m not the only one who loves them.

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