Gainesville Modern Quilters meets tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00 pm at the Millhopper Branch Library. If you completed the Riley Blake Challenge please bring your project to share! We will have show and tell and talk about some ideas for upcoming meetings.
We’re excited to introduce a new series on our Guild blog. Each month we’ll introduce a new Guild member. First up is Courtney! (Look at that gorgeous Cargo Duffle Courtney made!)
Hello! I’m Courtney. I’m a 20 somethin’ who loves to sew. As all young twenty year olds like to do right? I’ve been sewing for years. Sporadically throughout my childhood on a garage sale find and received my first sewing machine from my grandparents as a wedding gift. Little did everyone know what that gift would create. I’ve now been sewing full throttle since I received that gift and have upgraded and added a few machines to the family.
My favorite style, that I had no clue existed back when I started, is modern sewing. I knew I liked making projects myself, the way I envisioned, with the fabrics, fit, and style I love, which apparently was fairly modern. Little did I know there was a booming Instagram community and the Modern Quilt Guilds all over that I discovered along the way.
I signed up for a few classes at Crimson Tate and the owner, Heather Givans, along with her crew, taught a fantastic quilt class that was the turning point in my sewing shenanigans. She opened up so much potential for me. Her shop was filled with quilts that weren’t traditional! Hooray! Fabrics that made you fall in love! And patterns, and notions, and projects for days! Since then, I’ve never looked back!
After moving to Gainesville a few years ago, I was thrilled to find a local Modern Quilt Guild chapter with fellow makers who shared the same enthusiasm for modern quilting. These ladies have been so fun and inspirational. Sharing projects, ideas, tips, and tricks with those who equally LOVE sewing is pretty much priceless! Come join in on the fun!
Gainesville Modern Quilters meets this Wednesday, April 5, at the Milhopper Branch Library at 7:00 pm. We might be moved to another meeting room because it is tax season, so look in Meeting Room B if we are not in A (our usual spot).
For anyone working on the Riley Blake challenge–projects are due at the end of this month. (I haven’t started mine yet!) For this meeting, we will have our usual show and tell and I have some ideas about the website that I’d like to share.
A bunch of our guild members went to the first QuiltCon East in beautiful Savannah. Some of us took classes and some worked the floor, we all admired the stunning quilts and had a great time! It was such an amazing opportunity to meet quilters from other guilds, learn from leaders in the modern quilt movement, play fun games, get free stuff (looking at you Courtney and Kati–masterful getters of quilty goodness), test out machines, and see some really fabulous quilts. Here are some of our favorite pictures from QuiltCon 2017!
Gainesville Modern Quilters meets this Wednesday, March 1, at 7:00 pm at the Millhopper Branch Library. We will be sharing our stories from QuiltCon and showing what we’re working on! Some of us are participating in the Riley Blake fabric challenge–so please feel free to share your progress on your challenge project!