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.


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!

51 Responses to “The Modern Quilt Guild is growing!”

  1. Natalie January 7, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    I would love to get the east coast “on the map”. How would you go about starting out? I am from DC and I know there has to be modern quilters out there who would want to join in. Any help would be appreciated.
    :) natalie

  2. Crystal January 7, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Oh I wish I had the time to do one!!! I am just spread too thin right now as it is…I just wish I could joun one!! So I will keep an eye out for one in Utah!! You are so nice to help others get started!!

  3. rene January 7, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Would love to find some in the League City TX/Houston area.

  4. jaybird January 7, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    well Jacquie has been nudging me.. so i’ll start the ball rolling and see if there is people interested in the Philadelphia area!

  5. nicole January 7, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Austin is an hour from me and I do not always have the chance to get there. But perhabs …

  6. jacquie January 7, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    i saw on fresh modern quilts flickr group that raleigh, nc. is looking to start as well. ooooooh it’s a movement!! thanks for the support alissa!

  7. Georgia January 7, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    I’d be really interested in joining a VT/NH one!

  8. Monet January 7, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    I am so surprised there is nothing in the Northeast! I live in Boston and would love to see something in the MA/NY region.

  9. Heidi Elliott January 7, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Alissa, I posted on the flickr ORB group about the new KC branch. I will add to the post about the other cities too.

    I don’t think there is enough people in central PA to warrant a group. I will have to look into it :)

  10. ellen patton January 7, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Hooray for modern quilts!

  11. Des January 7, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    I’m laughing to myself as I throw out this section of the US:

    Southeast Idaho. If there is possibly another soul in this cold tundra of Idaho that loves this blog and loves this modern style…PLEASE find me. :)

  12. Valerie January 7, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    What about Tulsa? Anyone out there????

  13. yahaira January 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    ooo I would love one in the philly/south jersey area!

  14. kat January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    i’m in the raleigh nc area and would love to find folks interested as well. . . i’ll try to find the comment on the fresh modern quilts group, but feel free to post me as a contact for the raleigh/durham/chapel hill north carolina area!

  15. Mary Beth January 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Knoxville anyone out there?

  16. Samantha E. January 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I live in Boston and would love a local quilting group, although I’m not sure I have the ability to be the leader…still, yay for modern quilting!

  17. Meg January 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    Shout out for my ladies (and gents) in CT! Anyone else interested? I’m GREEN with envy!!

  18. Jen January 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Monet and Samantha, maybe we could do a New England chapter and work that way with this corner? I’d be interested in starting that.

  19. Jen January 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Hi Meg, I’m in CT too… I think a New England group would be fabulous.

  20. pat podszus January 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    How about a modern quilt guild in Colorado Springs, CO?

  21. Amanda January 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Mary Beth—I’m all in for Knoxville! I’ll be going to your site and sending you a message.

  22. sew katie did January 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    So awesome! Thanks Alissa!

  23. amy ( sewamy) January 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I am in the Richmond Va area. Any or just one out here? Anyone?

  24. Ellen January 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    I am in DC and I would love to be part of a group!!

  25. Bethany January 8, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    I know there are more modern quilters her in Atlanta, but I haven’t been able to find them! I would love to see a modern guild started here.

  26. Elizabeth January 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Hmmm . . . Portland isn’t represented yet, huh? I may have to do something about that. Do you think there are any other modern quilting peeps around here?

  27. Cathy Bertanzetti January 9, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    anyone in Birmingham, Al interested in starting a chapter?

  28. Joanna January 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    YOU are awesome. The Raleigh one sounds like it’s going to be up and running soon. Thanks so much!!

  29. Carolyn January 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    This is great. Are there any modern quilters in the Jackson, Mississippi area? Thank you for doing this Alissa!

  30. Chelsea January 10, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    Yay, Indy is up there! I’m going to have to get in touch with Jan – us Hoosier’s need a guild!

  31. wendy January 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I joined in Austin!

  32. mommymae January 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    i would love to have something like this in phoenix. i don’t knit, so i need a quilting group!

  33. Alison Marie January 13, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Man, I feel lucky to be in LA ! Good luck to all of you in other cities in starting your own guilds!

  34. Rene' January 13, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    I would love to know is there is anything near me. I’m in Orlando, FL. Anybody?

  35. Raven January 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Am I lazy for not wanting to drive to LA from Santa Barbara?? Once the baby is done nursing, I will definitely come down for a meeting, but if there is anyone around SB, please let me know on my blog. I would LOVE to meet some locals. Way to go with this Alissa!! :)

  36. Levineke January 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    there is no modern quilt guild near me…….
    is adelaide, australia just a little too far away?

  37. Katie | RunawayOctober January 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    I would definitely join one in Arizona! Nothing good ever comes to AZ it seems. lol

  38. Dottie January 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    I live in New Jersey (Manchester Twp.) and would love to know if anyone has started a guild in my area! I would be interested in seeing just what we can do in our community. If you know of any please feel free to email me and give me all the information you have handy. Thanks

  39. Katie R January 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I am interested in a Louisville, KY one :)

  40. wishes, true and kind January 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you so much for this information! I have been watching other cities stating groups, but had no idea one was starting in Portland, I already emailed Elizabeth!


  41. shelley January 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Hey! I am another AZ person… Off to find Katie’s blog to see if we can get in some trouble of our own.

  42. Darlene January 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    How about Marquette, MI, in the Upper Peninsula? Any other modern quilters out there?

  43. Sonya January 16, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Atlanta!! Would love to find a group in the ATL!!

  44. rita wielatz January 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    I’m starting one in Tampa, can you add me to the list? I’ll have the website up this week. thanks!

  45. Adele January 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Hey, any reason this has to be a US national thing? Maybe anyone in Melbourne, Australia would like to contact me and we could start a Modern Quilters Guild here…..

  46. caryl January 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Is this an intrnet group(s) or do the members actually meet?

  47. Sarah E. January 28, 2010 at 5:21 am #

    I tried to send you an email, but it didn’t work…I signed up for the Dallas group and am quite pleased by this whole sequence of events. I shared the notice on my FB page as well. If there’s a way I’m able to help with the Dallas area group, please let me know. Thanks bunches, and I’m looking forward to this!

  48. Sandy March 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    West Virginia has a Modern Quilters Guild now

    Join us.

  49. Carey May 19, 2010 at 7:42 am #

    I would love for someone to start one in central Jersey, I don’t see one started yet for this area at all closest is Philly and that is an hour away or so depending on traffic.

  50. Jordan August 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    How does this work exactly? Does the guild itself have to be open to the public? Or can it be just me and a few friends? Just wondering..

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